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

Guyatt, Gordon H., Andrew D. Oxman, Victor Montori, Gunn Vist, Regina Kunz, Jan Brozek, Pablo Alonso-Coello, et al. “GRADE guidelines: 5. Rating the quality of evidence--publication bias..” J Clin Epidemiol 64, no. 12 (December 2011): 1277–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2011.01.011.

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21802904
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Daviglus, Martha L., Brenda L. Plassman, Amber Pirzada, Carl C. Bell, Phyllis E. Bowen, James R. Burke, E Sander Connolly, et al. “Risk factors and preventive interventions for Alzheimer disease: state of the science..” Arch Neurol 68, no. 9 (September 2011): 1185–90. https://doi.org/10.1001/archneurol.2011.100.

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21555601
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Trivedi, Ranak B., Jason A. Nieuwsma, and John W. Williams. “Examination of the utility of psychotherapy for patients with treatment resistant depression: a systematic review..” J Gen Intern Med 26, no. 6 (June 2011): 643–50. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-010-1608-2.

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21184287
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Brożek, J. L., E. A. Akl, E. Compalati, J. Kreis, L. Terracciano, A. Fiocchi, E. Ueffing, et al. “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): 588–95. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1398-9995.2010.02530.x.

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21241318
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Holsinger, Tracey, Malaz Boustani, David Abbot, and John W. Williams. “Acceptability of dementia screening in primary care patients..” Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26, no. 4 (April 2011): 373–79. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.2536.

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20845398
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Guyatt, Gordon H., Andrew D. Oxman, Gunn Vist, Regina Kunz, Jan Brozek, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Victor Montori, et al. “GRADE guidelines: 4. Rating the quality of evidence--study limitations (risk of bias)..” J Clin Epidemiol 64, no. 4 (April 2011): 407–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.07.017.

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21247734
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Guyatt, G., A. D. Oxman, R. Kunz, J. Brozek, P. Alonso-Coello, D. Rind, P. J. Devereaux, et al. “GRADE guidelines: 6. Rating the quality of evidence-imprecision.” Chinese Journal of Evidence Based Medicine 11, no. 12 (January 1, 2011): 1435–43.

Scholars@Duke

Glasziou, Paul, Iain Chalmers, Douglas G. Altman, Hilda Bastian, Isabelle Boutron, Anne Brice, Gro Jamtvedt, et al. “Taking healthcare interventions from trial to practice..” Bmj 341 (August 13, 2010). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3852.

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20709714
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Plassman, Brenda L., John W. Williams, James R. Burke, Tracey Holsinger, and Sophiya Benjamin. “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): 182–93. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-153-3-201008030-00258.

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20547887
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