Redford B. Williams, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 5811 Buck Quarter Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone (919) 684-3863
Email address redfordw@duke.edu

My research aims to identify psychosocial factors that are involved in the pathogenesis and course of major medical disorders, to characterize the biobehavioral mechanisms whereby such factors influence disease, and to develop both behavioral and pharmacologic means of preventing or ameliorating the adverse impact of psychosocial factors on health and disease. Specific projects that are currently active include: 1) The influence of hostile personality, social isolation, depression and other psychosocial risk factors upon the development and course of cardiometabolic disease; 2) Biological and genetic mechanisms whereby psychosocial risk factors influence disease development and course; and 3) Behavioral and pharmacologic approaches to ameliorate impact of psychosocial risk factors on disease risk and course.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Yale University, 1967

Publications

Hawkins, D., L. Wyrick, P. Mohl, and R. Williams. “Brief psychotherapy with medical students.” Journal of Psychiatric Education 2, no. 1 (January 1, 1978): 62–67. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf03399693.

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Williams, R. B. R. S. “Behavior modification in the treatment of hypertension.” Practical Cardiology 4, no. 8 (January 1, 1978): 119–24.

Scholars@Duke

Lamprecht, F., J. S. Richardson, R. B. Williams, and I. J. Kopin. “The contribution of central noradrenenergic neurons in the development of DOCA salt hypertension in rats.” Naunyn Schmiedeberg’S Archives of Pharmacology 297, no. Sup. 2 (December 1, 1977).

Scholars@Duke

Lamprecht, F., J. S. Richardson, R. B. Williams, and I. J. Kopin. “6-hydroxydopamine destruction of central adrenergic neurones prevents or reverses developing DOCA-salt hypertension in rats.” J Neural Transm 40, no. 2 (1977): 149–58. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01250565.

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323422
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Williams, R. B., T. E. Bittker, M. S. Buchsbaum, and L. C. Wynne. “Cardiovascular and neurophysiologic correlates of sensory intake and rejection. I. Effect of cognitive tasks.” Psychophysiology 12, no. 4 (July 1975): 427–33. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.1975.tb00017.x.

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1162009
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Bittker, T. E., M. S. Buchsbaum, R. B. Williams, and L. C. Wynne. “Cardiovascular and neurophysiologic correlates of sensory intake and rejection. II. Interview behavior.” Psychophysiology 12, no. 4 (July 1975): 434–38. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.1975.tb00019.x.

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1162010
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Gentry, W. D., and R. B. Williams. “Psychological aspects of myocardial infarction and coronary care.” C.V.Mosby Co., St Louis $ 7.30 (January 1, 1975).

Scholars@Duke

Poon, L. W., L. W. Thompson, R. B. Williams, and G. R. Marsh. “Changes of antero-posterior distribution of CNV and late positive component as a function of information processing demands.” Psychophysiology 11, no. 6 (November 1974): 660–73. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.1974.tb01135.x.

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4438550
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