William Samuel Yancy, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 501 Douglas Street, Duke Diet & Fitness Center, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 681-2863
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

McVay, Megan A., William S. Yancy, Gary G. Bennett, Erica Levine, Seung-Hye Jung, Soyeon Jung, Steve Anton, and Corrine I. Voils. “A web-based intervention to increase weight loss treatment initiation: results of a cluster randomized feasibility and acceptability trial.” Transl Behav Med 11, no. 1 (February 11, 2021): 226–35. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz143.

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31586443
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Gavin, K. L., C. I. Voils, W. S. Yancy, and M. K. Olsen. “Two-year weight trajectories following completion of a behavioral weight loss maintenance intervention.” Obesity Science and Practice, January 1, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/osp4.491.

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Tondt, Justin, William S. Yancy, and Eric C. Westman. “Application of nutrient essentiality criteria to dietary carbohydrates.” Nutr Res Rev 33, no. 2 (December 2020): 260–70. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954422420000050.

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32102704
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Sagalla, Nicole, William S. Yancy, David Edelman, Amy S. Jeffreys, Cynthia J. Coffman, Corrine I. Voils, Anastasia-Stefania Alexopoulos, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Moahad Dar, and Matthew J. Crowley. “Factors associated with non-adherence to insulin and non-insulin medications in patients with poorly controlled diabetes.” Chronic Illn, October 25, 2020, 1742395320968627. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395320968627.

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33100020
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Westman, Eric C., and William S. Yancy. “Using a low-carbohydrate diet to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.” Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 27, no. 5 (October 2020): 255–60. https://doi.org/10.1097/MED.0000000000000565.

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32740047
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Voils, Corrine I., Ryan Shaw, Rachel Adler, Elizabeth Jeanes, Megan A. Lewis, Whitney Sharp, Kate A. Cronin, et al. “Protocol for Partner2Lose: A randomized controlled trial to evaluate partner involvement on long-term weight loss.” Contemp Clin Trials 96 (September 2020): 106092. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2020.106092.

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32750431
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Merrill, Jennifer D., Diana Soliman, Nitya Kumar, Sooyoung Lim, Afreen I. Shariff, and William S. Yancy. “Low-Carbohydrate and Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets in Patients With Diabetes.” Diabetes Spectr 33, no. 2 (May 2020): 133–42. https://doi.org/10.2337/ds19-0070.

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32425450
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Voils, Corrine I., Kara L. Gavin, William S. Yancy, Janet Grubber, and Maren K. Olsen. “LONG-TERM EHR-MEASURED WEIGHT CHANGES FOLLOWING A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF A WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE INTERVENTION.” In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 54:S621–S621, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Mitchell, Nia S., Julia J. Scialla, and William S. Yancy. “Are low-carbohydrate diets safe in diabetic and nondiabetic chronic kidney disease?” Ann N Y Acad Sci 1461, no. 1 (February 2020): 25–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13997.

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30644556
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