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Geoffrey Williams

TitleProfessor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentMedicine
AddressUniversity of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Box 270266
Rochester NY 14611
Other Positions
TitleProfessor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPsychiatry
DivisionPsychiatry - Behav/Psychosoc Med

 
 Awards And Honors
1975 - 1979Academic Scholarship  | Wayne State University
1979     Howard A Donnelly Award  | Wayne State University
1979     American Chemical Society - Chemistry Award  | American Chemical Society
2000     Great American Smokeout Award  | American Cancer Society Eastern Division
2002     George Engel Award for outstanding Research Contribution to the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Health Care Communica  | American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
 
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  1. Duda JL, Williams GC, Ntoumanis N, Daley A, Eves FF, Mutrie N, Rouse PC, Lodhia R, Blamey RV, Jolly K. Effects of a standard provision versus an autonomy supportive exercise referral programme on physical activity, quality of life and well-being indicators: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014; 11(1):10.
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  2. Carroll JK, Fiscella K, Epstein RM, Sanders MR, Winters PC, Moorhead SA, van Osch L, Williams GC. Physical activity counseling intervention at a federally qualified health center: Improves autonomy-supportiveness, but not patients' perceived competence. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Sep; 92(3):432-6.
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  3. Suls J, Krantz DS, Williams GC. Three strategies for bridging different levels of analysis and embracing the biopsychosocial model. Health Psychol. 2013 May; 32(5):597-601.
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  4. Carroll JK, Fiscella K, Epstein RM, Sanders MR, Williams GC. A 5A's communication intervention to promote physical activity in underserved populations. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012; 12:374.
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  5. Woolf KJ, Zabad MN, Post JM, McNitt S, Williams GC, Bisognano JD. Effect of nicotine replacement therapy on cardiovascular outcomes after acute coronary syndromes. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Oct 1; 110(7):968-70.
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  6. Lonsdale C, Hall AM, Williams GC, McDonough SM, Ntoumanis N, Murray A, Hurley DA. Communication style and exercise compliance in physiotherapy (CONNECT). A cluster randomized controlled trial to test a theory-based intervention to increase chronic low back pain patients' adherence to physiotherapists' recommendations: study rationale, design, and methods. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012; 13:104.
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  7. Brown DL, Conley KM, Resnicow K, Murphy J, Sánchez BN, Cowdery JE, Sais E, Lisabeth LD, Skolarus LE, Zahuranec DB, Williams GC, Morgenstern LB. Stroke Health and Risk Education (SHARE): design, methods, and theoretical basis. Contemp Clin Trials. 2012 Jul; 33(4):721-9.
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  8. Patrick H, Williams GC. Self-determination theory: its application to health behavior and complementarity with motivational interviewing. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012; 9:18.
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  9. Vansteenkiste M, Williams GC, Resnicow K. Toward systematic integration between self-determination theory and motivational interviewing as examples of top-down and bottom-up intervention development: autonomy or volition as a fundamental theoretical principle. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012; 9:23.
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  10. Williams GC, Niemiec CP. Positive affect and self-affirmation are beneficial, but do they facilitate maintenance of health-behavior change? A self-determination theory perspective: comment on "a randomized controlled trial of positive-affect intervention and medication adherence in hypertensive African Americans". Arch Intern Med. 2012 Feb 27; 172(4):327-8.
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  11. Morse DS, Schiff M, Levit S, Cohen-Moreno R, Williams GC, Neumark Y. A pilot training program for a motivational enhancement approach to hepatitis C virus treatment among individuals in Israeli methadone treatment centers. Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Jan; 47(1):56-66.
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  12. Pesis-Katz I, Williams GC, Niemiec CP, Fiscella K. Cost-effectiveness of intensive tobacco dependence intervention based on self-determination theory. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Oct; 17(10):e393-8.
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  13. Rouse PC, Ntoumanis N, Duda JL, Jolly K, Williams GC. In the beginning: role of autonomy support on the motivation, mental health and intentions of participants entering an exercise referral scheme. Psychol Health. 2011 Jun; 26(6):729-49.
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  14. Shaikh AR, Vinokur AD, Yaroch AL, Williams GC, Resnicow K. Direct and mediated effects of two theoretically based interventions to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables in the Healthy Body Healthy Spirit trial. Health Educ Behav. 2011 Oct; 38(5):492-501.
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  15. Williams GC, Patrick H, Niemiec CP, Ryan RM, Deci EL, Lavigne HM. The smoker's health project: a self-determination theory intervention to facilitate maintenance of tobacco abstinence. Contemp Clin Trials. 2011 Jul; 32(4):535-43.
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  16. Ten Cate TJ, Kusurkar RA, Williams GC. How self-determination theory can assist our understanding of the teaching and learning processes in medical education. AMEE guide No. 59. Med Teach. 2011; 33(12):961-73.
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  17. Jolly K, Duda JL, Daley A, Eves FF, Mutrie N, Ntoumanis N, Rouse PC, Lodhia R, Williams GC. Evaluation of a standard provision versus an autonomy promotive exercise referral programme: rationale and study design. BMC Public Health. 2009; 9:176.
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  18. Williams GC, Niemiec CP, Patrick H, Ryan RM, Deci EL. The importance of supporting autonomy and perceived competence in facilitating long-term tobacco abstinence. Ann Behav Med. 2009 Jun; 37(3):315-24.
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  19. Williams GC, Patrick H, Niemiec CP, Williams LK, Divine G, Lafata JE, Heisler M, Tunceli K, Pladevall M. Reducing the health risks of diabetes: how self-determination theory may help improve medication adherence and quality of life. Diabetes Educ. 2009 May-Jun; 35(3):484-92.
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  20. Niemiec CP, Ryan RM, Deci EL, Williams GC. Aspiring to physical health: the role of aspirations for physical health in facilitating long-term tobacco abstinence. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Feb; 74(2):250-7.
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  21. Williams GC. The importance of self-determination in CKD. Nephrol News Issues. 2008 Sep; 22(10):34.
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  22. Carroll JK, Fiscella K, Meldrum SC, Williams GC, Sciamanna CN, Jean-Pierre P, Morrow GR, Epstein RM. Clinician-patient communication about physical activity in an underserved population. J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 Mar-Apr; 21(2):118-27.
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  23. Carroll JK, Fiscella K, Epstein RM, Jean-Pierre P, Figueroa-Moseley C, Williams GC, Mustian KM, Morrow GR. Getting patients to exercise more: a systematic review of underserved populations. J Fam Pract. 2008 Mar; 57(3):170-6, E1-3, 1 p following E3.
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  24. Thompson FE, Midthune D, Williams GC, Yaroch AL, Hurley TG, Resnicow K, Hebert JR, Toobert DJ, Greene GW, Peterson K, Nebeling L. Evaluation of a short dietary assessment instrument for percentage energy from fat in an intervention study. J Nutr. 2008 Jan; 138(1):193S-199S.
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  25. Greene GW, Resnicow K, Thompson FE, Peterson KE, Hurley TG, Hebert JR, Toobert DJ, Williams GC, Elliot DL, Goldman Sher T, Domas A, Midthune D, Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis M, Yaroch AL, Nebeling L. Correspondence of the NCI Fruit and Vegetable Screener to repeat 24-H recalls and serum carotenoids in behavioral intervention trials. J Nutr. 2008 Jan; 138(1):200S-204S.
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  26. Davis RE, Resnicow K, Atienza AA, Peterson KE, Domas A, Hunt A, Hurley TG, Yaroch AL, Greene GW, Goldman Sher T, Williams GC, Hebert JR, Nebeling L, Thompson FE, Toobert DJ, Elliot DL, DeFrancesco C, Costello RB. Use of signal detection methodology to identify subgroups of dietary supplement use in diverse populations. J Nutr. 2008 Jan; 138(1):205S-211S.
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  27. Hebert JR, Hurley TG, Peterson KE, Resnicow K, Thompson FE, Yaroch AL, Ehlers M, Midthune D, Williams GC, Greene GW, Nebeling L. Social desirability trait influences on self-reported dietary measures among diverse participants in a multicenter multiple risk factor trial. J Nutr. 2008 Jan; 138(1):226S-234S.
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  28. Yaroch AL, Nebeling L, Thompson FE, Hurley TG, Hebert JR, Toobert DJ, Resnicow K, Greene GW, Williams GC, Elliot DL, Goldman Sher T, Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis M, Salkeld J, Rossi S, Domas A, Mcgregor H, Defrancesco C, Mccarty F, Costello RB, Peterson KE. Baseline design elements and sample characteristics for seven sites participating in the Nutrition Working Group of the Behavior Change Consortium. J Nutr. 2008 Jan; 138(1):185S-192S.
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  29. Williams GC, Hurley TG, Thompson FE, Midthune D, Yaroch AL, Resnicow K, Toobert DJ, Greene GW, Peterson K, Nebeling L, Patrick H, Hardin JW, Hebert JR. Performance of a short percentage energy from fat tool in measuring change in dietary intervention studies. J Nutr. 2008 Jan; 138(1):212S-217S.
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  30. Britton PC, Williams GC, Conner KR. Self-determination theory, motivational interviewing, and the treatment of clients with acute suicidal ideation. J Clin Psychol. 2008 Jan; 64(1):52-66.
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  31. Peterson KE, Hebert JR, Hurley TG, Resnicow K, Thompson FE, Greene GW, Shaikh AR, Yaroch AL, Williams GC, Salkeld J, Toobert DJ, Domas A, Elliot DL, Hardin J, Nebeling L. Accuracy and precision of two short screeners to assess change in fruit and vegetable consumption among diverse populations participating in health promotion intervention trials. J Nutr. 2008 Jan; 138(1):218S-225S.
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  32. Williams GC, Lynch M, Glasgow RE. Computer-assisted intervention improves patient-centered diabetes care by increasing autonomy support. Health Psychol. 2007 Nov; 26(6):728-34.
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  33. Greene GW, Nebeling LC, Greaney ML, Lindsay AC, Hardwick CK, Toobert DJ, Resnicow K, Williams GC, Elliot DL, Goldman Sher T, McGregor HA, Domas A, DeFrancesco CA, Peterson KE. A qualitative study of a nutrition working group. Health Promot Pract. 2007 Jul; 8(3):299-306.
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  34. Mustian KM, Morrow GR, Carroll JK, Figueroa-Moseley CD, Jean-Pierre P, Williams GC. Integrative nonpharmacologic behavioral interventions for the management of cancer-related fatigue. Oncologist. 2007; 12 Suppl 1:52-67.
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  35. Williams GC, McGregor H, Sharp D, Kouldes RW, Lévesque CS, Ryan RM, Deci EL. A self-determination multiple risk intervention trial to improve smokers' health. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Dec; 21(12):1288-94.
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  36. Levesque CS, Williams GC, Elliot D, Pickering MA, Bodenhamer B, Finley PJ. Validating the theoretical structure of the Treatment Self-Regulation Questionnaire (TSRQ) across three different health behaviors. Health Educ Res. 2007 Oct; 22(5):691-702.
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  37. Lamberti JS, Olson D, Crilly JF, Olivares T, Williams GC, Tu X, Tang W, Wiener K, Dvorin S, Dietz MB. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among patients receiving clozapine. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Jul; 163(7):1273-6.
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  38. Williams GC, McGregor HA, Sharp D, Levesque C, Kouides RW, Ryan RM, Deci EL. Testing a self-determination theory intervention for motivating tobacco cessation: supporting autonomy and competence in a clinical trial. Health Psychol. 2006 Jan; 25(1):91-101.
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  39. Katz DA, Williams GC, Brown RL, Aufderheide TP, Bogner M, Rahko PS, Selker HP. Emergency physicians' fear of malpractice in evaluating patients with possible acute cardiac ischemia. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Dec; 46(6):525-33.
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  40. Williams GC, McGregor H, Borrelli B, Jordan PJ, Strecher VJ. Measuring tobacco dependence treatment outcomes: a perspective from the behavior change consortium. Ann Behav Med. 2005 Apr; 29 Suppl:11-9.
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  41. Nigg C, Hellsten L, Norman G, Braun L, Breger R, Burbank P, Coday M, Elliot D, Garber C, Greaney M, Keteyian S, Lees F, Matthews C, Moe E, Resnick B, Riebe D, Rossi J, Toobert D, Wang T, Welk G, Williams G. Physical activity staging distribution: establishing a heuristic using multiple studies. Ann Behav Med. 2005 Apr; 29 Suppl:35-45.
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  42. Williams GC, McGregor HA, King D, Nelson CC, Glasgow RE. Variation in perceived competence, glycemic control, and patient satisfaction: relationship to autonomy support from physicians. Patient Educ Couns. 2005 Apr; 57(1):39-45.
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  43. Mushlin AI, Kern LM, Paris M, Lambert DR, Williams G. The value of diagnostic information to patients with chest pain suggestive of coronary artery disease. Med Decis Making. 2005 Mar-Apr; 25(2):149-57.
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  44. Williams GC, McGregor H, Zeldman A, Freedman ZR, Deci EL, Elder D. Promoting glycemic control through diabetes self-management: evaluating a patient activation intervention. Patient Educ Couns. 2005 Jan; 56(1):28-34.
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  45. Williams GC, Quill TE. Physician autonomy, paternalism, and professionalism: finding our voice amid conflicting duties. Virtual Mentor. 2004; 6(2).
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  46. Williams GC, McGregor HA, Zeldman A, Freedman ZR, Deci EL. Testing a self-determination theory process model for promoting glycemic control through diabetes self-management. Health Psychol. 2004 Jan; 23(1):58-66.
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  47. Williams GC. "You can pay me now, or you can pay me later". Virtual Mentor. 2003 Nov; 5(11).
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  48. Williams GC, Levesque C, Zeldman A, Wright S, Deci EL. Health care practitioners' motivation for tobacco-dependence counseling. Health Educ Res. 2003 Oct; 18(5):538-53.
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  49. Minicucci DS, Schmitt MH, Dombeck MT, Williams GC. Actualizing Gadow's moral framework for nursing through research. Nurs Philos. 2003 Jul; 4(2):92-103.
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  50. Williams GC. Response to Connelly. First at the Gates of Fire: can there be any survivors? Health Educ Res. 2002 Dec; 17(6):700-3; author reply 704-5.
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  51. Williams GC, Minicucci DS, Kouides RW, Levesque CS, Chirkov VI, Ryan RM, Deci EL. Self-determination, smoking, diet and health. Health Educ Res. 2002 Oct; 17(5):512-21.
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  52. Williams GC, Zeldman A. Patient-centered diabetes self-management education. Curr Diab Rep. 2002 Apr; 2(2):145-52.
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  53. Williams GC, Gagné M, Ryan RM, Deci EL. Facilitating autonomous motivation for smoking cessation. Health Psychol. 2002 Jan; 21(1):40-50.
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  54. Williams GC, Deci EL. Activating patients for smoking cessation through physician autonomy support. Med Care. 2001 Aug; 39(8):813-23.
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  55. Franks P, Williams GC, Zwanziger J, Mooney C, Sorbero M. Why do physicians vary so widely in their referral rates? J Gen Intern Med. 2000 Mar; 15(3):163-8.
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  56. Fiscella K, Franks P, Zwanziger J, Mooney C, Sorbero M, Williams GC. Risk aversion and costs: a comparison of family physicians and general internists. J Fam Pract. 2000 Jan; 49(1):12-7.
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  57. Williams GC, Saizow RB, Ryan RM. The importance of self-determination theory for medical education. Acad Med. 1999 Sep; 74(9):992-5.
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  58. Williams GC, Cox EM, Kouides R, Deci EL. Presenting the facts about smoking to adolescents: effects of an autonomy-supportive style. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 Sep; 153(9):959-64.
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  59. Williams GC, Freedman ZR, Deci EL. Supporting autonomy to motivate patients with diabetes for glucose control. Diabetes Care. 1998 Oct; 21(10):1644-51.
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  60. Williams GC, Deci EL. The importance of supporting autonomy in medical education. Ann Intern Med. 1998 Aug 15; 129(4):303-8.
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  61. Saizow RB, Williams G, Duffy FD. Longitudinal clinics for medical students. Acad Med. 1996 May; 71(5):546-7.
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  62. Williams GC, Wiener MW, Markakis KM, Reeve J, Deci EL. Medical students' motivation for internal medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 1994 Jun; 9(6):327-33.
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  63. Epstein RM, Christie M, Frankel R, Rousseau S, Shields C, Williams G, Suchman AL. Primary care of patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. The physician's perspective. Arch Fam Med. 1993 Feb; 2(2):159-67.
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  64. Williams GC, Quill TE, Deci EL, Ryan RM. "The facts concerning the recent carnival of smoking in Connecticut" and elsewhere. Ann Intern Med. 1991 Jul 1; 115(1):59-63.
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