Christine Williams

North York General Hospital Board of Governors

Christine Williams

Dr. Christine Williams (Ph.D.) is an immunologist and currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Head of Implementation Science at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR).

As part of OICR’s executive team, she develops and implements strategic priorities across the Institute’s translational research programs. Dr. Williams leads coordinated engagement and communications strategies with a broad range of provincial, national and international partners including clinical, academic, industry, government and patient partners.

Prior to her role at OICR, Dr. Williams held various leadership positions at the Canadian Cancer Society, most recently as its Chief Mission Officer & Scientific Director, responsible for strategy development and program delivery nationwide. She is currently a member of a number of boards and advisory committees, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Sinai Health System, The Canadian Cancer Trials Group and various other research and community organizations.

She received a degree in Life Sciences from Queen’s University and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Toronto. She received postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University where she studied the molecular pathways involved in the development of leukemia and lymphoma in children.