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 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

Poddar, Urbashi, Shannon Brownlee, Dawn Stacey, Robert J. Volk, John W. Williams, and Glyn Elwyn. “Patient Decision Aids: A Case for Certification at the National Level in the United States..” J Clin Ethics 26, no. 4 (2015): 306–11.

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26752384
Scholars@Duke

Gierisch, J. M., Adam Goode, B. C. Batch, K. N. Huffman, K. S. Hall, S. N. Hastings, K. D. Allen, et al. “The Impact of Wearable Motion Sensing Technologies on Physical Activity: A Systematic Review..” Washington DC: Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Coeytaux, R. R., J. McDuffie, Adam Goode, S. Cassel, W. D. Porter, P. Sharma, S. Meleth, H. Minnella, A. Nagi, and J. W. Williams. “Evidence Map of Yoga for High-Impact Conditions Affecting Veterans..” Washington, DC: Department of Veterans Affairs, August 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Shaw, Ryan J., Jennifer R. McDuffie, Cristina C. Hendrix, Alison Edie, Linda Lindsey-Davis, Avishek Nagi, Andrzej S. Kosinski, and John W. Williams. “Effects of nurse-managed protocols in the outpatient management of adults with chronic conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis..” Ann Intern Med 161, no. 2 (July 15, 2014): 113–21. https://doi.org/10.7326/M13-2567.

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25023250
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Herr, Nathaniel R., John W. Williams, Sophiya Benjamin, and Jennifer McDuffie. “Does this patient have generalized anxiety or panic disorder?: The Rational Clinical Examination systematic review..” Jama 312, no. 1 (July 2, 2014): 78–84. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2014.5950.

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25058220
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Gierisch, Jennifer M., Jason A. Nieuwsma, Daniel W. Bradford, Christine M. Wilder, Monica C. Mann-Wrobel, Amanda J. McBroom, Vic Hasselblad, and John W. Williams. “Pharmacologic and behavioral interventions to improve cardiovascular risk factors in adults with serious mental illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis..” J Clin Psychiatry 75, no. 5 (May 2014): e424–40. https://doi.org/10.4088/JCP.13r08558.

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24922495
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Allen, K. D., L. Sanders, M. Olsen, L. Bowlby, J. N. Katz, R. C. Mather, B. J. Powers, N. R. Sperber, C. I. Voils, and J. W. Williams. “Effectiveness of internet and DVD decision aids for patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis.” In Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 22:S203–S203. Elsevier BV, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2014.02.389.

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Ahovuo-Saloranta, Anneli, Ulla-Maija Rautakorpi, Oleg V. Borisenko, Helena Liira, John W. Williams, and Marjukka Mäkelä. “Antibiotics for acute maxillary sinusitis in adults..” Cochrane Database Syst Rev, no. 2 (February 11, 2014). https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD000243.pub3.

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24515610
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