John Wiley Williams, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Campus mail 200 Morris Street, 3rd Floor, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 684-7611

John Williams, MD, MHS, is a Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and a past recipient of VA Health Services Career Development and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Faculty Scholar Awards. He received his bachelor and MD degrees from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Williams completed residency training at the University of Iowa and a research fellowship at Duke University. He is a primary care internist who is trained in epidemiology, biostatistics, and literature synthesis. Dr. Williams’ topical interests include depression, mental health services, dementia and implementation of best practices. He is a medical editor for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Evidence-base Practice Program. Dr. Williams is Senior Science Advisor to the Durham VA Evidence Synthesis Program and has led numerous systematic reviews, many focusing on mental health services. Dr. Williams is board certified in Internal Medicine and active in clinical practice and resident physician education at the Durham VAMC.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, University of Iowa, 1987 - 1988
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Iowa, 1984 - 1987
  • M.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1984

Publications

Boggan, Joel C., John Paul Shoup, John D. Whited, Elizabeth Van Voorhees, Adelaide M. Gordon, Sharron Rushton, Allison A. Lewinski, et al. “Effectiveness of Acute Care Remote Triage Systems: a Systematic Review.” J Gen Intern Med 35, no. 7 (July 2020): 2136–45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05585-4.

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31898116
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Schünemann, Holger J., Reem A. Mustafa, Jan Brozek, Karen R. Steingart, Mariska Leeflang, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Patrick Bossuyt, et al. “GRADE guidelines: 21 part 2. Test accuracy: inconsistency, imprecision, publication bias, and other domains for rating the certainty of evidence and presenting it in evidence profiles and summary of findings tables.” J Clin Epidemiol 122 (June 2020): 142–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.12.021.

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32058069
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Schünemann, Holger J., Reem A. Mustafa, Jan Brozek, Karen R. Steingart, Mariska Leeflang, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Patrick Bossuyt, et al. “GRADE guidelines: 21 part 1. Study design, risk of bias, and indirectness in rating the certainty across a body of evidence for test accuracy.” J Clin Epidemiol 122 (June 2020): 129–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.12.020.

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32060007
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Lewinski, Allison A., Abigail Shapiro, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Karen M. Goldstein, Dan V. Blalock, Matthew W. Luedke, Adelaide M. Gordon, et al. “Barriers and facilitators to implementation of epilepsy self-management programs: a systematic review using qualitative evidence synthesis methods.” Syst Rev 9, no. 1 (April 25, 2020): 92. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01322-9.

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32334641
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Gierisch, Jennifer M., Jaime M. Hughes, John W. Williams, Adelaide M. Gordon, and Karen M. Goldstein. “Qualitative Exploration of Engaging Patients as Advisors in a Program of Evidence Synthesis: Cobuilding the Science to Enhance Impact.” Med Care 57 Suppl 10 Suppl 3 (October 2019): S246–52. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001174.

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31517795
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Luedke, Matthew W., Dan V. Blalock, Karen M. Goldstein, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Saurabh R. Sinha, Connor Drake, Jeffrey D. Lewis, et al. “Self-management of Epilepsy: A Systematic Review.” Ann Intern Med 171, no. 2 (July 16, 2019): 117–26. https://doi.org/10.7326/M19-0458.

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31261386
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Zhang, Yuan, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Gordon H. Guyatt, Juan José Yepes-Nuñez, Elie A. Akl, Glen Hazlewood, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, et al. “GRADE Guidelines: 19. Assessing the certainty of evidence in the importance of outcomes or values and preferences-Risk of bias and indirectness.” J Clin Epidemiol 111 (July 2019): 94–104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.01.013.

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29452223
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Zhang, Yuan, Pablo Alonso Coello, Gordon H. Guyatt, Juan Jose Yepes-Nuñez, Elie A. Akl, Glen Hazlewood, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, et al. “GRADE guidelines: 20. Assessing the certainty of evidence in the importance of outcomes or values and preferences-inconsistency, imprecision, and other domains.” J Clin Epidemiol 111 (July 2019): 83–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.05.011.

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29800687
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Hughes, Jaime M., Caroline E. Freiermuth, Megan Shepherd-Banigan, Luna Ragsdale, Stephanie A. Eucker, Karen Goldstein, S Nicole Hastings, et al. “Emergency Department Interventions for Older Adults: A Systematic Review.” J Am Geriatr Soc 67, no. 7 (July 2019): 1516–25. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15854.

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30875098
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Benjamin, Sophiya, John W. Williams, Cecilia Cotton, Jennifer Tung, Howard An, Stephanie Sanger, and Joanne Man-Wai Ho. “Anticonvulsants for behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia: protocol for a systematic review.” Syst Rev 8, no. 1 (May 18, 2019): 118. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-1025-5.

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31103045
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