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John Williams, M.D., M.H.Sc.
John Williams, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC

Research Interests: Anxiety/Mood, Career Development, Depression, Mental Health, Primary Care, Shared-Decision Making, Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis

Dr. John W. Williams Jr. is Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Duke University. He is Director of the Durham VA Evidence Synthesis Program, Scientific Editor of the NC Medical Journal and a faculty member in the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VAMC. His research focuses on the clinical examination, depression recognition, and methods to implement effective care models for depression have been published in major medical journals such as JAMA, BMJ and Annals of Internal Medicine. Current projects include: the development of health decision aids, and multiple evidence synthesis projects across a broad range of topics. Dr. Williams received a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and an Advanced Career Development Award from the VA Health Services Research Program. He is co-Director for Duke’s Clinical Research Training Program and has mentored a large number of fellows and junior faculty.


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