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

Guyatt, GH, Oxman, AD, Montori, V, Vist, G, Kunz, R, Brozek, J, Alonso-Coello, P, Djulbegovic, B, Atkins, D, Falck-Ytter, Y, Jr, JWW, 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 (2011): 1277-1282.

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21802904
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Broazek, JL, Akl, EA, Compalati, E, Kreis, J, Terracciano, L, Fiocchi, A, Ueffing, E, Andrews, J, Alonso-Coello, P, Meerpohl, JJ, Lang, DM, Jaeschke, R, Jr, JWW, 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, and Schünemann, HJ. "Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations in clinical practice guidelines Part 3 of 3. the GRADE approach to developing recommendations." Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 66, no. 5 (2011): 588-595.

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21241318
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Guyatt, GH, Oxman, AD, Vist, G, Kunz, R, Brozek, J, Alonso-Coello, P, Montori, V, Akl, EA, Djulbegovic, B, Falck-Ytter, Y, Norris, SL, Jr, JWW, Atkins, D, Meerpohl, J, and Schünemann, HJ. "GRADE guidelines: 4. Rating the quality of evidence - Study limitations (risk of bias)." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64, no. 4 (2011): 407-415.

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21247734
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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, Jr, JWW, Meerpohl, J, Norris, SL, Akl, EA, and Schünemann, HJ. "GRADE guidelines: 5. Rating the quality of evidence-publication bias." Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 11, no. 12 (2011): 1277-1282.

Scholars@Duke

Guyatt, G, Oxman, AD, Kunz, R, Brozek, J, Alonso-Coello, P, Rind, D, Devereaux, PJ, Montori, VM, Freyschuss, B, Vist, G, Jaeschke, R, Jr, JWW, Murad, MH, Sinclairk, D, Falck-Ytter, Y, Meerpohl, J, Whittington, C, Thorlund, K, Andrews, J, and Schunemann, HJ. "GRADE guidelines: 6. Rating the quality of evidence-imprecision." Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 11, no. 12 (2011): 1435-1443.

Scholars@Duke

Coeytaux, RR, Williams, JW, Gray, RN, and Wang, A. "Percutaneous heart valve replacement for aortic stenosis: state of the evidence." Ann Intern Med 153, no. 5 (September 7, 2010): 314-324. (Review)

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20679543
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Glasziou, P, Chalmers, I, Altman, DG, Bastian, H, Boutron, I, Brice, A, Jamtvedt, G, Farmer, A, Ghersi, D, Groves, T, Heneghan, C, Hill, S, Lewin, S, Michie, S, Perera, R, Pomeroy, V, Tilson, J, Shepperd, S, and Williams, JW. "Taking healthcare interventions from trial to practice. (Published online)" BMJ 341 (August 13, 2010): c3852-.

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20709714
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Plassman, BL, Williams, JW, Burke, JR, Holsinger, T, and Benjamin, S. "Systematic review: factors associated with risk for and possible prevention of cognitive decline in later life." Ann Intern Med 153, no. 3 (August 3, 2010): 182-193. (Review)

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20547887
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Williams, JW, Plassman, BL, Burke, J, and Benjamin, S. "Preventing Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline." Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep), no. 193 (April 2010): 1-727. (Review)

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21500874
Scholars@Duke

Glasziou, P, Chalmers, I, Altman, DG, Bastian, H, Boutron, I, Brice, A, Jamtvedt, G, Farmer, A, Ghersi, D, Groves, T, Heneghan, C, Hill, S, Lewin, S, Michie, S, Perera, R, Pomeroy, V, Tilson, J, Shepperd, S, and Williams, JW. "Taking healthcare interventions from trial to practice." BMJ (Online) 341, no. 7769 (2010): 384-387.

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