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Emily C. Williams
Assistant Professor

Emily Williams has been a member of the faculty since 2010 and is a member of the PhD Academic Affairs Committee. She is also interested in yoga, southern Africa, and reading fiction.

Research Interests:
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

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Contact Information


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


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

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 514
    Social Determinants of Population Health and Health Disparities

Recent Publications

Williams EC, Bradley KA, Balderson BH, McClure JB, Grothaus L, McCoy K, Rittmueller SE, Catz SL. Alcohol and Associated Characteristics among Older Persons Living with HIV on Antiretroviral Therapy. Subst Abus. 2014 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24625188

Lehavot K, Katon JG, Williams EC, Nelson KM, Gardella CM, Reiber GE, Simpson TL. Sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections in a nationally representative sample of women veterans and nonveterans. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Mar;23(3):246-52. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2013.4327. Epub 2013 Dec 13.  PMID: 24328438    PMCID: PMC3952661

Brenowitz WD, Kukull WA, Beresford SA, Monsell SE, Williams EC. Social Relationships and Risk of Incident Mild Cognitive Impairment in US Alzheimer's Disease Centers. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2014 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24577205

Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Heagerty PJ, Achtmeyer C, Williams EC, Hawkins EJ, Maynard C, Kivlahan DR, Au D, Bradley KA. Probability and predictors of patients converting from negative to positive screens for alcohol misuse. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Feb;38(2):564-71. doi: 10.1111/acer.12260. Epub 2013 Oct 7.  PMID: 24118025

QuiƱones AR, Thielke SM, Beaver KA, Trivedi RB, Williams EC, Fan VS. Racial and ethnic differences in receipt of antidepressants and psychotherapy by veterans with chronic depression. Psychiatr Serv. 2014 Feb 1;65(2):193-200. doi: 10.1176/  PMID: 24178411

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