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

Spoont, MR, Williams, JW, Kehle-Forbes, S, Nieuwsma, JA, Mann-Wrobel, MC, and Gross, R. "Does This Patient Have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?: Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review." JAMA 314, no. 5 (August 2015): 501-510. (Review)

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26241601
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Jackson, GL, and Williams, JW. "Does PCMH "Work"?--The Need to Use Implementation Science to Make Sense of Conflicting Results." Jama Internal Medicine 175, no. 8 (August 2015): 1369-1370.

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26030753
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Holsinger, T, Plassman, BL, Stechuchak, KM, Burke, JR, Coffman, CJ, and Williams, JW. "Stability of Diagnoses of Cognitive Impairment, Not Dementia in a Veterans Affairs Primary Care Population." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 63, no. 6 (June 2015): 1105-1111.

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26032518
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Edelman, D, Gierisch, JM, McDuffie, JR, Oddone, E, and Williams, JW. "Shared medical appointments for patients with diabetes mellitus: a systematic review." Journal of General Internal Medicine 30, no. 1 (January 2015): 99-106. (Review)

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25107290
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Poddar, U, Brownlee, S, Stacey, D, Volk, RJ, Williams, JW, and Elwyn, G. "Patient Decision Aids: A Case for Certification at the National Level in the United States." The Journal of clinical ethics 26, no. 4 (January 2015): 306-311.

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26752384
Scholars@Duke

Ahovuo-Saloranta, A, Rautakorpi, U-M, Borisenko, OV, Liira, H, Williams, JW, and Mäkelä, M. "WITHDRAWN: Antibiotics for acute maxillary sinusitis in adults." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 10 (January 2015): CD000243-null. (Review)

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26471061
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Kessler, R. "ACP Journal Club: review: in primary care, screening with the GAD-7 detected anxiety disorder; the PHQ detected panic disorder." Annals of internal medicine 161, no. 10 (November 2014): JC13-.

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25402534
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Shaw, RJ, McDuffie, JR, Hendrix, CC, Edie, A, Lindsey-Davis, L, Nagi, A, Kosinski, AS, and Williams, JW. "Effects of nurse-managed protocols in the outpatient management of adults with chronic conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Annals of Internal Medicine 161, no. 2 (July 2014): 113-121. (Review)

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25023250
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Herr, NR, Williams, JW, Benjamin, S, and McDuffie, J. "Does this patient have generalized anxiety or panic disorder?: The Rational Clinical Examination systematic review." Jama 312, no. 1 (July 2014): 78-84. (Review)

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25058220
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Gierisch, JM, Nieuwsma, JA, Bradford, DW, Wilder, CM, Mann-Wrobel, MC, McBroom, AJ, Hasselblad, V, and Williams, JW. "Pharmacologic and behavioral interventions to improve cardiovascular risk factors in adults with serious mental illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis." The Journal of clinical psychiatry 75, no. 5 (May 2014): e424-e440. (Review)

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24922495
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