Emily C. Williams

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Assistant 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

email:   emwilli@u.washington.edu

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 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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Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 514
    Social Determinants of Population Health and Health Disparities

Recent Publications

Williams EC, Rubinsky AD, Chavez LJ, Lapham GT, Rittmueller SE, Achtmeyer CE, Bradley KA. An early evaluation of implementation of brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use in the US Veterans Health Administration. Addiction. 2014 Apr 29. doi: 10.1111/add.12600. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24773590

Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Williams EC, Hawkins EJ, Grossbard J, Chavez LJ, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Decreasing sensitivity of clinical alcohol screening with the AUDIT-C after repeated negative screens in VA clinics. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Jun 23. pii: S0376-8716(14)00939-9. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.06.017. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25034900

Rittmueller SE, Frey MS, Williams EC, Sun H, Bryson CL, Bradley KA. Association between Alcohol use and Cardiovascular Self-care Behaviors among Male Hypertensive VA Outpatients: a Cross-sectional Study. Subst Abus. 2014 Jun 25:0. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24964087

Glass JE, Williams EC, Bucholz KK. Psychiatric Comorbidity and Perceived Alcohol Stigma in a Nationally Representative Sample of Individuals with DSM-5 Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jun;38(6):1697-705. doi: 10.1111/acer.12422. Epub 2014 May 21.  PMID: 24848495

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

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