Amelia C. Mueller-Williams, Ph.D.

T-32 Post-Doctoral Fellow, U-M Addiction Center


Amelia C. Muller-Williams, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Addiction Center in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on focus on population-level approaches to decreasing racial disparities in morbidity and mortality related to suicide, alcohol, and drugs. Her research objectives include contributing towards a comprehensive understanding of suicide, alcohol-, and drug-attributable mortality as an emergent property of critical exposures that operate across the lifespan. Dr. Mueller-Williams is interested in investigating how social and economic exposures may generate differential vulnerability across racial groups—with special emphasis on American Indians/Alaska Natives and Black Americans—in order to identify upstream levers for prevention, especially policy and community-based interventions.

Areas of Interest


  • Alcohol-related suicide and drug-related suicide
  • Alcohol and firearm injury risk
  • “Deaths of despair” and “self-injury mortality”
  • Macro-level social and economic contributors to suicide and substance-related harms
  • American Indian/Alaska Native and Black youth and young adults



  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.P.H., University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • M.S.W., University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • B.A., Anthropology, Biology, Macalester College

Selected Publications

Mueller-Williams, A.C., Hopson, J., Momper, S.L. (2023). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Trainings as Part of an American Indian/Alaska Native Youth Suicide Prevention Program. Community Mental Health Journal. In Press.

Kaplan, M., Mueller-Williams, A.C., Goldman-Mellor, S., Sakai-Bizmark, R. (2022). Changing trends in suicide and firearm involvement among Black emerging adults, 1999-2019. Archives of Suicide Research.

Hopson J., Momper, S.L., Mueller-Williams, A.C., Burrage, R.L., Doria, C.M., Eiler, A. (2022). The hope & wellness screening toolkit: developing a community based suicide and substance use screening program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Social Work in Mental Health.