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

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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Crowley, MJ, Diamantidis, CJ, McDuffie, JR, Cameron, CB, Stanifer, JW, Mock, CK, Wang, X, Tang, S, Nagi, A, Kosinski, AS, and Williams, JW. "Clinical Outcomes of Metformin Use in Populations With Chronic Kidney Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, or Chronic Liver Disease: A Systematic Review." Annals of Internal Medicine 166, no. 3 (February 2017): 191-200. (Review)

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28055049
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Duan-Porter, W, Goldstein, KM, McDuffie, JR, Hughes, JM, Clowse, MEB, Klap, RS, Masilamani, V, Allen LaPointe, NM, Nagi, A, Gierisch, JM, and Williams, JW. "Reporting of Sex Effects by Systematic Reviews on Interventions for Depression, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain." Annals of internal medicine 165, no. 3 (August 2016): 184-193.

PMID
27111355
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Gayer, CC, Crowley, MJ, Lawrence, WF, Gierisch, JM, Gaglio, B, Williams, JW, Myers, ER, Kendrick, A, Slutsky, J, and Sanders, GD. "An overview and discussion of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's decision aid portfolio." Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research 5, no. 4 (July 2016): 407-415.

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27298206
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Allen, KD, Sanders, LL, Olsen, MK, Bowlby, L, Katz, JN, Mather, RC, and Williams, JW. "Internet Versus DVD Decision Aids for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis." Musculoskeletal care 14, no. 2 (June 2016): 87-97.

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26220784
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Duan-Porter, W, Goldstein, KM, McDuffie, J, Hughes, JM, Clowse, M, Klap, R, Masilamani, V, LaPointe, NA, Nagi, A, Gierisch, JM, and Williams, JW. "MAPPING THE EVIDENCE: INTERVENTION SEX EFFECTS FOR DEPRESSION, DIABETES, AND CHRONIC PAIN." May 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Goldstein, KM, McDuffie, JR, Shepherd-Banigan, M, Befus, D, Coeytaux, RR, Van Noord, MG, Goode, AP, Masilamani, V, Adam, S, Nagi, A, and Williams, JW. "Nonpharmacologic, nonherbal management of menopause-associated vasomotor symptoms: an umbrella systematic review (protocol)." Systematic Reviews 5 (April 7, 2016): 56-null.

PMID
27056180
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