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

Kemper, AR, Van Mater, HA, Coeytaux, RR, Williams, JW, and Sanders, GD. "Systematic review of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. (Published online)" BMC Pediatr 12 (March 15, 2012): 29-. (Review)

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22420649
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Gierisch, JM, Bastian, LA, Calhoun, PS, McDuffie, JR, and Williams, JW. "Smoking cessation interventions for patients with depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis." J Gen Intern Med 27, no. 3 (March 2012): 351-360. (Review)

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22038468
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Nieuwsma, JA, Trivedi, RB, McDuffie, J, Kronish, I, Benjamin, D, and Williams, JW. "Brief psychotherapy for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis." International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine 43, no. 2 (January 2012): 129-151. (Review)

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22849036
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Smith, SR, Montgomery, LG, and Jr, JWW. "Treatment of mild to moderate sinusitis." Archives of Internal Medicine 172, no. 6 (2012): 510-513.

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22450938
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Guyatt, GH, Oxman, AD, Kunz, R, Brozek, J, Alonso-Coello, P, Rind, D, Devereaux, PJ, Montori, VM, Freyschuss, B, Vist, G, Jaeschke, R, Williams, JW, Murad, MH, Sinclair, D, Falck-Ytter, Y, Meerpohl, J, Whittington, C, Thorlund, K, Andrews, J, and Schünemann, HJ. "GRADE guidelines 6. Rating the quality of evidence--imprecision." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64, no. 12 (December 2011): 1283-1293.

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Guyatt, GH, Oxman, AD, Montori, V, Vist, G, Kunz, R, Brozek, J, Alonso-Coello, P, Djulbegovic, B, Atkins, D, Falck-Ytter, Y, Williams, JW, Meerpohl, J, Norris, SL, Akl, EA, and Schünemann, HJ. "GRADE guidelines: 5. Rating the quality of evidence--publication bias." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64, no. 12 (December 2011): 1277-1282.

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Daviglus, ML, Plassman, BL, Pirzada, A, Bell, CC, Bowen, PE, Burke, JR, Connolly, ES, Dunbar-Jacob, JM, Granieri, EC, McGarry, K, Patel, D, Trevisan, M, and Williams, JW. "Risk factors and preventive interventions for Alzheimer disease: state of the science." Archives of Neurology 68, no. 9 (September 2011): 1185-1190. (Review)

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21555601
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Trivedi, RB, Nieuwsma, JA, and Williams, JW. "Examination of the utility of psychotherapy for patients with treatment resistant depression: a systematic review." Journal of General Internal Medicine 26, no. 6 (June 2011): 643-650. (Review)

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21184287
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Brożek, JL, Akl, EA, Compalati, E, Kreis, J, Terracciano, L, Fiocchi, A, Ueffing, E, Andrews, J, Alonso-Coello, P, Meerpohl, JJ, Lang, DM, Jaeschke, R, Williams, JW, Phillips, B, Lethaby, A, Bossuyt, P, Glasziou, P, Helfand, M, Watine, J, Afilalo, M, Welch, V, Montedori, A, Abraha, I, Horvath, AR, Bousquet, J, Guyatt, GH, Schünemann, HJ, and GRADE Working Group, . "Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations in clinical practice guidelines part 3 of 3. The GRADE approach to developing recommendations." Allergy 66, no. 5 (May 2011): 588-595. (Review)

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Holsinger, T, Boustani, M, Abbot, D, and Williams, JW. "Acceptability of dementia screening in primary care patients." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 26, no. 4 (April 2011): 373-379.

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