Mark Williams is an associate at FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute. He supports the work of FasterCures’ policy portfolio, as well as The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN). He also provides operational support for the leadership team and the annual Partnering for Cures event. Before joining FasterCures, Williams was a pro bono policy consultant with the Disaster Accountability Project. Prior to that role, he worked for five years in policy with the National Health Service, dedicated to tackling financial crime, patient-staff violence, and security threats in health-care facilities across the United Kingdom. Williams earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the University of Lincoln and his Master of Science degree in international security and global governance from Birkbeck, University of London. He is also currently a trainee emergency medical technician with the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, providing first response medical services in Montgomery County, Md. He works at the Institute's Washington, D.C. office.