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

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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Tebbutt, Niall C., Kate Wilson, Val J. Gebski, Michelle M. Cummins, Diana Zannino, Guy A. van Hazel, Bridget Robinson, et al. “Capecitabine, bevacizumab, and mitomycin in first-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer: results of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group Randomized Phase III MAX Study..” J Clin Oncol 28, no. 19 (July 1, 2010): 3191–98. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2009.27.7723.

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20516443
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Williams, John W., B. L. Plassman, J. Burke, and S. Benjamin. “Preventing Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline..” Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep), no. 193 (April 2010): 1–727.

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21500874
Scholars@Duke

Schünemann, H. J., A. D. Oxman, J. Brozek, P. Glasziou, R. Jaeschke, G. E. Vist, J. W. Williams, et al. “Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations for diagnostic tests and strategies.” Chinese Journal of Evidence Based Medicine 9, no. 5 (August 28, 2009): 503–8.

Scholars@Duke

Melvin, C. L., T. S. Carey, J. M. Oldham, J. W. Williams, F. Goodman, T. R. Linden, W. D. Evans, G. L. Kreps, and L. M. Ranney. “Marketing off-label uses: Shady practices within a gray market.” Psychiatric Times 26, no. 8 (August 1, 2009).

Scholars@Duke

Brozek, J. L., E. A. Akl, P. Alonso-Coello, D. Lang, R. Jaeschke, J. W. Williams, B. Phillips, et al. “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 64, no. 5 (May 2009): 669–77. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1398-9995.2009.01973.x.

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19210357
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Smith, Jeffrey L., John W. Williams, Richard R. Owen, Lisa V. Rubenstein, and Edmund Chaney. “Developing a national dissemination plan for collaborative care for depression: QUERI Series..” Implement Sci 3 (December 31, 2008). https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-3-59.

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19117524
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Oxman, Andrew D., Paul Glasziou, and John W. Williams. “What should clinicians do when faced with conflicting recommendations?.” Bmj 337 (November 28, 2008). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2530.

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19042938
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Engel, Charles C., Thomas Oxman, Christopher Yamamoto, Darin Gould, Sheila Barry, Patrice Stewart, Kurt Kroenke, John W. Williams, and Allen J. Dietrich. “RESPECT-Mil: feasibility of a systems-level collaborative care approach to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in military primary care..” Mil Med 173, no. 10 (October 2008): 935–40. https://doi.org/10.7205/milmed.173.10.935.

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19160608
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