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) 668-7215

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, 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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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). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-1025-5.

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31103045
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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, March 15, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15854.

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30875098
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Fulton, Jessica J., Thomas W. LeBlanc, Toni M. Cutson, Kathryn N. Porter Starr, Arif Kamal, Katherine Ramos, Caroline E. Freiermuth, et al. “Integrated outpatient palliative care for patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis..” Palliat Med 33, no. 2 (February 2019): 123–34. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216318812633.

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30488781
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Goldstein, Karen M., Leah L. Zullig, Eric A. Dedert, Amir Alishahi Tabriz, Timothy W. Brearly, Giselle Raitz, Suchita Shah Sata, et al. “Telehealth Interventions Designed for Women: an Evidence Map..” J Gen Intern Med 33, no. 12 (December 2018): 2191–2200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4655-8.

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30284173
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Shepherd-Banigan, Megan E., Abigail Shapiro, Jennifer R. McDuffie, Mira Brancu, Nina R. Sperber, Courtney H. Van Houtven, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Neha N. Mehta, Avishek Nagi, and John W. Williams. “Interventions That Support or Involve Caregivers or Families of Patients with Traumatic Injury: a Systematic Review..” J Gen Intern Med 33, no. 7 (July 2018): 1177–86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4417-7.

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Adam, Gaelen P., Stacey Springs, Thomas Trikalinos, John W. Williams, Jennifer L. Eaton, Megan Von Isenburg, Jennifer M. Gierisch, et al. “Does information from ClinicalTrials.gov increase transparency and reduce bias? Results from a five-report case series..” Syst Rev 7, no. 1 (April 16, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0726-5.

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29661214
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Goldstein, Karen M., Leah L. Zullig, Amir Alishahi-Tabriz, Timothy Brearly, Eric Dedert, Giselle Raitz, Suchita S. Sata, et al. “TELEHEALTH FOR WOMEN: AN EVIDENCE MAP.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33:S350–51. SPRINGER, 2018.

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