William Samuel Yancy, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Div of General Med, Dept of Me, Va Medical Center Bldg 6, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 286-6936
Email address yancy006@mc.duke.edu

Impact of obesity on health, health care delivery, quality of life.
Diet and other weight loss interventions
Preventive medicine

Education and Training

  • Fellow In General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1999 - 2001
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 1998 - 1999
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 1995 - 1998
  • M.D., East Carolina University, 1995

Publications

Zullig, LL, Bosworth, HB, Jeffreys, AS, Corsino, L, Coffman, CJ, Oddone, EZ, Yancy, WS, and Allen, KD. "The association of comorbid conditions with patient-reported outcomes in Veterans with hip and knee osteoarthritis." Clinical rheumatology 34, no. 8 (August 2015): 1435-1441.

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24916605
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McVay, MA, Jeffreys, AS, King, HA, Olsen, MK, Voils, CI, and Yancy, WS. "The relationship between pretreatment dietary composition and weight loss during a randomised trial of different diet approaches." J Hum Nutr Diet 28 Suppl 2 (February 2015): 16-23.

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24251378
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McVay, MA, Voils, CI, Coffman, CJ, Geiselman, PJ, Kolotkin, RL, Mayer, SB, Smith, VA, Gaillard, L, Turner, MJ, and Yancy, WS. "Factors associated with choice of a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet during a behavioral weight loss intervention." Appetite 83 (December 2014): 117-124.

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25149197
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Voils, CI, King, HA, Maciejewski, ML, Allen, KD, Yancy, WS, and Shaffer, JA. "Approaches for informing optimal dose of behavioral interventions." Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine 48, no. 3 (December 2014): 392-401. (Review)

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24722964
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Voils, CI, Gierisch, JM, Yancy, WS, Sandelowski, M, Smith, R, Bolton, J, and Strauss, JL. "Differentiating Behavior Initiation and Maintenance: Theoretical Framework and Proof of Concept." Health Educ Behav 41, no. 3 (June 2014): 325-336.

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24347145
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McVay, MA, Yancy, WS, Vijan, S, Van Scoyoc, L, Neelon, B, Voils, CI, and Maciejewski, ML. "Obesity-related health status changes and weight-loss treatment utilization." American journal of preventive medicine 46, no. 5 (May 2014): 465-472.

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24745636
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Yancy, WS, Dunbar, SA, Boucher, JL, Cypress, M, Evert, AB, Franz, MJ, Mayer-Davis, EJ, Neumiller, JJ, Urbanski, P, Verdi, CL, and Nwankwo, R. "Response to comments on Evert et al. Nutrition therapy recommendations for the management of adults with diabetes. Diabetes care 2013;36:3821-3842." Diabetes care 37, no. 5 (May 2014): e102-e103.

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24757235
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Yancy, WS, Wang, CC, and Maciejewski, ML. "Trends in energy and macronutrient intakes by weight status over four decades." Public Health Nutr 17, no. 2 (February 2014): 256-265.

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23324441
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Voils, CI, King, HA, Neelon, B, Hoyle, RH, Reeve, BB, Maciejewski, ML, and Yancy, WS. "Characterizing weekly self-reported antihypertensive medication nonadherence across repeated occasions." Patient preference and adherence 8 (2014): 643-650.

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24855340
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Mayer, SB, Jeffreys, AS, Olsen, MK, McDuffie, JR, Feinglos, MN, and Yancy, WS. "Two diets with different haemoglobin A1c and antiglycaemic medication effects despite similar weight loss in type 2 diabetes." Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 16, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 90-93.

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