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

email:   emwilli@uw.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.

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

Katon JG, Lehavot K, Simpson TL, Williams EC, Barnett SB, Grossbard JR, Schure MB, Gray KE, Reiber GE. Adverse Childhood Experiences, Military Service, and Adult Health. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jun 16. pii: S0749-3797(15)00142-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.020. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26091925

Rubinsky AD, Chen C, Batki SL, Williams EC, Harris AH. Comparative utilization of pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder and other psychiatric disorders among U.S. Veterans Health Administration patients with dual diagnoses. J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Oct;69:150-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.07.016. Epub 2015 Jul 22.  PMID: 26343607

Simonetti JA, Lapham GT, Williams EC. Association Between Receipt of Brief Alcohol Intervention and Quality of Care among Veteran Outpatients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Aug;30(8):1097-104. doi: 10.1007/s11606-015-3218-5.  PMID: 25691238    PMCID: PMC4510248

Williams EC, Achtmeyer CE, Thomas RM, Grossbard JR, Lapham GT, Chavez LJ, Ludman EJ, Berger D, Bradley KA. Factors Underlying Quality Problems with Alcohol Screening Prompted by a Clinical Reminder in Primary Care: A Multi-site Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Aug;30(8):1125-32. doi: 10.1007/s11606-015-3248-z. Epub 2015 Mar 3.  PMID: 25731916    PMCID: PMC4510245

Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Shortreed SM, Hawkins EJ, Richards J, Williams EC, Berger D, Chavez LJ, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Comparison of provider-documented and patient-reported brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use in VA outpatients. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Aug 1;153:159-66. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.05.027. Epub 2015 May 27.  PMID: 26072218

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