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Emily C. Williams

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Associate Professor, Health Services


PhD   University of Washington, 2009   (Health Services)
MPH   Boston University, 2003   (Health Policy, Health Law)
BA   Lewis And Clark College, 1998   (Political Science)

Contact Info


VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101

campus box:   358280 (152)
voice:   206-277-6133
fax:   206-764-2935


Emily Williams has been a member of the faculty since 2010 and serves as Associate Director of the PhD Program in Health Services. She is also interested in yoga, southern Africa, and reading fiction.

Implementing evidence-based management of unhealthy alcohol use in medical settings; decision-making in health and health care (patient, provider, and system-level decision making); stigmatized chronic conditions (e.g., unhealthy alcohol use, HIV); social and cultural determinants of health and healthcare

  • HSERV 514
    Social Determinants of Population Health and Health Disparities

Bradley KA, Rubinsky AD, Lapham GT, Berger D, Bryson C, Achtmeyer C, Hawkins EJ, Chavez LJ, Williams EC, Kivlahan DR. Predictive validity of clinical AUDIT-C alcohol screening scores and changes in scores for three objective alcohol-related outcomes in a Veterans Affairs population. Addiction. 2016 Jun 27. doi: 10.1111/add.13505. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27349855

Williams EC, Young JP, Achtmeyer CE, Hendershot CS. Primary Care Providers' Interest in Using a Genetic Test to Guide Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Nov;70:14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.07.009.  PMID: 27692183

Williams EC, Hahn JA, Saitz R, Bryant K, Lira MC, Samet JH. Alcohol Use and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Current Knowledge, Implications, and Future Directions. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Oct;40(10):2056-2072. doi: 10.1111/acer.13204. Review.  PMID: 27696523

McGinnis KA, Tate JP, Williams EC, Skanderson M, Bryant KJ, Gordon AJ, Kraemer KL, Maisto SA, Crystal S, Fiellin DA, Justice AC. Comparison of AUDIT-C collected via electronic medical record and self-administered research survey in HIV infected and uninfected patients. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Sep 22;168:196-202. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.09.015.  PMID: 27694059

Ornelas IJ, Lapham GT, Salgado H, Williams EC, Gotman N, Womack V, Davis S, Penedo F, Smoller S, Gallo LC. Binge drinking and perceived ethnic discrimination among Hispanics/Latinos: Results from the Hispanic community health study/study of Latinos sociocultural ancillary study. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2015 Dec 7:1-17. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26643869