John Wiley Williams, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Campus mail 411 W Chapel Hill Street, Suite 500, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 668-0300

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 Scientific Editor for the NC Medical Journal and a medical editor for the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making. Dr. Williams directs 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 at Chapel Hill, 1984

Publications

Zhang, Y, Alonso Coello, P, Guyatt, G, Yepes-Nunez, JJ, Akl, EA, Hazlewood, G, Pardo-Hernandez, H, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, I, Qaseem, A, Williams, JW, Tugwell, P, Flottorp, S, Chang, Y, Zhang, Y, Mustafa, RA, Rojas, MX, and Schünemann, HJ. "GRADE Guidelines: 19. Assessing the certainty of evidence in the importance of outcomes or values and preferences -- Risk of bias and indirectness." Journal of clinical epidemiology (February 13, 2018).

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Befus, D, Coeytaux, RR, Goldstein, KM, McDuffie, JR, Shepherd-Banigan, M, Goode, AP, Kosinski, A, Van Noord, MG, Adam, SS, Masilamani, V, Nagi, A, and Williams, JW. "Management of Menopause Symptoms with Acupuncture: An Umbrella Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) (January 3, 2018).

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29298078
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Basu, S, Landon, BE, Williams, JW, Bitton, A, Song, Z, and Phillips, RS. "Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care: a Microsimulation of Financial Implications for Practices." Journal of general internal medicine 32, no. 12 (December 2017): 1330-1341.

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28900839
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Crowley, MJ, Williams, JW, Kosinski, AS, D'Alessio, DA, and Buse, JB. "Metformin Use May Moderate the Effect of DPP-4 Inhibitors on Cardiovascular Outcomes." Diabetes care 40, no. 12 (December 2017): 1787-1789.

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29051159
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Nieuwsma, JA, Williams, JW, Namdari, N, Washam, JB, Raitz, G, Blumenthal, JA, Jiang, W, Yapa, R, McBroom, AJ, Lallinger, K, Schmidt, R, Kosinski, AS, and Sanders, GD. "Diagnostic Accuracy of Screening Tests and Treatment for Post-Acute Coronary Syndrome Depression: A Systematic Review." Annals of internal medicine 167, no. 10 (November 14, 2017): 725-735. (Review)

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29132152
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Shepherd-Banigan, M, Goldstein, KM, Coeytaux, RR, McDuffie, JR, Goode, AP, Kosinski, AS, Van Noord, MG, Befus, D, Adam, S, Masilamani, V, Nagi, A, and Williams, JW. "Improving vasomotor symptoms; psychological symptoms; and health-related quality of life in peri- or post-menopausal women through yoga: An umbrella systematic review and meta-analysis." Complementary therapies in medicine 34 (October 2017): 156-164. (Review)

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28917368
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El Husseini, N, Goldstein, LB, Peterson, ED, Zhao, X, Olson, DM, Williams, JW, Bushnell, C, and Laskowitz, DT. "Depression Status Is Associated with Functional Decline Over 1-Year Following Acute Stroke." Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association 26, no. 7 (July 2017): 1393-1399.

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28389192
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Patel, S, Williams, JW, and Wallace, RB. "What We Do (and Don't) Know About the Health Effects of Cannabis and Whether Marijuana Is Medicine." Annals of internal medicine 166, no. 10 (May 2017): 747-748.

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28384665
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Goldstein, KM, Shepherd-Banigan, M, Coeytaux, RR, McDuffie, JR, Adam, S, Befus, D, Goode, AP, Kosinski, AS, Masilamani, V, and Williams, JW. "Use of mindfulness, meditation and relaxation to treat vasomotor symptoms." Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society 20, no. 2 (April 2017): 178-182. (Review)

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28286985
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Goode, AP, Hall, KS, Batch, BC, Huffman, KM, Hastings, SN, Allen, KD, Shaw, RJ, Kanach, FA, McDuffie, JR, Kosinski, AS, Williams, JW, and Gierisch, JM. "The Impact of Interventions that Integrate Accelerometers on Physical Activity and Weight Loss: A Systematic Review." Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine 51, no. 1 (February 2017): 79-93. (Review)

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27565168
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