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

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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Williams, JW, Ranney, L, Morgan, LC, and Whitener, L. "How reviews covered the unfolding scientific story of gabapentin for bipolar disorder." Gen Hosp Psychiatry 31, no. 3 (May 2009): 279-287. (Review)

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19410108
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Melvin, CL, Carey, TS, Oldham, JM, Williams, JW, Goodman, F, Linden, TR, Evans, WD, Kreps, GL, and Ranney, LM. "Marketing off-label uses: Shady practices within a gray market." Psychiatric Times 26, no. 8 (2009): 22+24-.

Scholars@Duke

Oxman, AD, Glasziou, P, and Jr, JWW. "What should clinicians do when faced with conflicting recommendations?." BMJ (Online) 338, no. 7688 (2009): 188--.

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Broek, JL, Akl, EA, Alonso-Coello, P, Lang, D, Jaeschke, R, Williams, JW, Phillips, B, Lelgemann, M, Lethaby, A, Bousquet, J, Guyatt, GH, and Schünemann, HJ. "Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations in clinical practice guidelines: Part 1 of 3. An overview of the GRADE approach and grading quality of evidence about interventions." Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 64, no. 5 (2009): 669-677.

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19210357
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Schünemann, HJ, Oxman, AD, Brozek, J, Glasziou, P, Jaeschke, R, Vist, GE, Jr, JWW, Kunz, R, Craig, J, Montori, VM, Bossuyt, P, and Guyatt, GH. "Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations for diagnostic tests and strategies." Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 9, no. 5 (2009): 503-508.

Scholars@Duke

Smith, JL, Williams, JW, Owen, RR, Rubenstein, LV, and Chaney, E. "Developing a national dissemination plan for collaborative care for depression: QUERI Series. (Published online)" Implement Sci 3 (December 31, 2008): 59-.

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19117524
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Oxman, AD, Glasziou, P, and Williams, JW. "What should clinicians do when faced with conflicting recommendations? (Published online)." BMJ 337 (November 28, 2008): a2530-.

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19042938
Scholars@Duke

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