Geoffrey Colin Williams, M.D., Ph.D.View Contact & Scheduling
2400 S Clinton Ave, Bldg G, 1st Floor
Rochester, NY 14618-2636
601 Elmwood Ave, AC-5
Rochester, NY 14642-0001
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Professor Emeritus - Department of Medicine, General Medicine (SMD)
PhD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent. Psychology. 1993
MD | Wayne State Univ Sch Medicine. Medicine. 1983
BS | Wayne State University. Chemistry. 1979
George Engel Award for outstanding Research Contribution to the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Health Care Communica. 2002
Great American Smokeout Award. 2000
Howard A Donnelly Award. 1979
American Chemical Society - Chemistry Award. 1979
Academic Scholarship. 1975 - 1979
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
The Journal of nutrition.. 2008 January 138 (1):200S-204S. Epub 1900 01 01.
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
The Journal of nutrition.. 2008 January 138 (1):205S-211S. Epub 1900 01 01.
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
The Journal of nutrition.. 2008 January 138 (1):218S-225S. Epub 1900 01 01.
Britton PC, Williams GC, Conner KR
Journal of clinical psychology.. 2008 January 64 (1):52-66. Epub 1900 01 01.
Evaluation of a short dietary assessment instrument for percentage energy from fat in an intervention study
Thompson Fe, Midthune D, Williams GC, Yaroch AL, Hurley TG, Resnicow K, Hebert JR, Toobert DJ, Greene GW, et al.
J Nutrition. 2008; 138(1): 193S-199S.
Performance of a short percentage energy from fat tool in measuring change in dietary intervention studies
Williams GC, Hurley TG Thompson FE, Midthune D, Yaroch AL, Resnicow K, Toobert DJ, Greene GW, Peterson KE, et al.
J Nutrition. 2008; 138(1): 212S-217S.
Baseline design elements and sample characteristics for seven sites participating in the Nutrition Working Group of the Behavioral Change Consortium
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.
J Nutrition. 2008; 138(1): 185S-192S.
Social desirability trait influences on self-reported dietary measures among diverse participants in a multicenter multiple risk factor trial
Hebert JR, Hurley TG, Peterson KE, Resnicow K, Thompson FE, Yaroch AL, Ehlers M, Midthune D, Williams GC, Greene GW, Nebeling L.
J Nutrition. 2008; 138(1): 226S-234S.
Clinician-patient communication about physical activity in an underserved population
Carroll JK; Fiscella K; Meldrum SC; Williams GC; Jean-Pierre P; Morrow GM; Epstein RM.
Journal of American Board of Family Medicine. 2008; 21(2): 118-27.
Self-Determination in Medical Education: Encouraging Medical Educators and Physicians to be more like Blues Artists and Poets.
Patrick, H., Williams, G.C.
Unpublished manuscript University of Rochester. 2008; .
Williams GC, Lynch M, Glasgow RE
Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association.. 2007 November 26 (6):728-734. Epub 1900 01 01.
Levesque CS, Williams GC, Elliot D, Pickering MA, Bodenhamer B, Finley PJ
Health education research.. 2007 October 22 (5):691-702. Epub 11/30/2006.
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
Health promotion practice.. 2007 July 8 (3):299-306. Epub 05/23/2007.
Introducing equating methodologies to compare test scores from two different self-regulation scales
Masse LC, Allen D, Wilson M, Williams GC.
Health Education Research. 2007; 21(Supp 1): i110-i120.
Mustian KM, Morrow GR, Carroll JK, Figueroa-Moseley CD, Jean-Pierre P, Williams GC
The oncologist.. 2007 12 Suppl 1 :52-67. Epub 1900 01 01.
Lamberti JS, Olson D, Crilly JF, Olivares T, Williams GC, Tu X, Tang W, Wiener K, Dvorin S, Dietz MB
The American journal of psychiatry.. 2006 July 163 (7):1273-6. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams GC, McGregor HA, Sharp D, Levesque C, Kouides RW, Ryan RM, Deci EL
Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association.. 2006 January 25 (1):91-101. Epub 1900 01 01.
Validation of the Important Other Climate Questionnaire
Williams, G.C.; Lynch, M.; McGregor, H.; Ryan, R.M.; Sharp, D.S.; Deci, E.L.
Families, Systems & Health. 2006; 24(2): 179-194.
A Self-determination Multiple Risk Intervention Trial to Improve Smokers Health
Williams, G.C.; McGregor, H.A.; Sharp, D.S.; Kouides, R.; Levesque, C.S.; Ryan, R.M.; Deci, E.L.
Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2006; 21(12): 1288-94.
Katz DA, Williams GC, Brown RL, Aufderheide TP, Bogner M, Rahko PS, Selker HP
Annals of emergency medicine.. 2005 December 46 (6):525-33. Epub 07/14/2005.
Williams GC, McGregor H, Borrelli B, Jordan PJ, Strecher VJ
Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.. 2005 April 29 Suppl :11-9. Epub 1900 01 01.
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
Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.. 2005 April 29 Suppl :35-45. Epub 1900 01 01.
Promoting glycemic control through diabetes self-management: Evaluating a patient activation intervention
Williams, GC; McGregor, HA; Zeldman, A; Freedman, ZR; Elder, D; and Deci, EL.
Patient Education & Counseling. 2005; 56(1): 28-34.
Variation in perceived competence, glycemic control, and patient satisfaction: Relationship to autonomy support from physicians
Williams, GC; McGregor, HA; King, D; Nelson, CC; and Glasgow, RE.
Patient Education & Counseling. 2005; 57(1): 39-45.
Evidence-based behavior change curriculum for the Ambulatory Clerkship: The Double Helix
Williams, GC; Markakis, KM; Ossip-Klein, D; McIntosh, S; Tripler, S; Grady-Weliky, T.
Health Education. 2005; 105(2): 145-153.
Its time practitioners help families clear the air of second hand smoke
Families, Systems & Health. 2005; 23(1): 25-29.
Second hand smoke (SHS) deserves more than second hand attention: Modifying the 5 As to reduce exposure
Williams, GC; Williams, SA; Korn, RJ.
Families, Systems & Health. 2005; 23(3): 266-277.
Mushlin AI, Kern LM, Paris M, Lambert DR, Williams G
Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making.. 2005 25 (2):149-57. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams GC, McGregor HA, Zeldman A, Freedman ZR, Deci EL
Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association.. 2004 January 23 (1):58-66. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams, GC; and Quill, TE.
Virtual Mentor. 2004; .
Williams GC, Levesque C, Zeldman A, Wright S, Deci EL
Health education research.. 2003 October 18 (5):538-53. Epub 1900 01 01.
Minicucci DS, Schmitt MH, Dombeck MT, Williams GC
Nursing philosophy : an international journal for healthcare professionals.. 2003 July 4 (2):92-103. Epub 1900 01 01.
Reconciling humanistic ideals and scientific clinical practice
Sheldon, KM; Joiner, T; Pettit, J; and Williams, G.
Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice. 2003; : 302-315.
The integration of self-determination principles and scientifically-informed treatments is the next tier
Sheldon, KM; Joiner, T; Pettit, J; and Williams, G.
Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice. 2003; : 318-319.
Virtual Mentor. 2003; .
Health education research.. 2002 December 17 (6):700-3; author reply 704-5. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams GC, Minicucci DS, Kouides RW, Levesque CS, Chirkov VI, Ryan RM, Deci EL
Health education research.. 2002 October 17 (5):512-21. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams GC, Zeldman A
Current diabetes reports.. 2002 April 2 (2):145-52. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams GC, Gagné M, Ryan RM, Deci EL
Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association.. 2002 January 21 (1):40-50. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams GC, Deci EL
Medical care.. 2001 August 39 (8):813-23. Epub 1900 01 01.
Franks P, Williams GC, Zwanziger J, Mooney C, Sorbero M
Journal of general internal medicine.. 2000 March 15 (3):163-8. Epub 1900 01 01.
Fiscella K, Franks P, Zwanziger J, Mooney C, Sorbero M, Williams GC
The Journal of family practice.. 2000 January 49 (1):12-7. Epub 1900 01 01.
Research on relationship-centered care and health-care outcomes from the Rochester Biopsychosocial Program: A self-determination theory integration
Williams, GC; Frankel, RM; Campbell, TL; and Deci, EL.
Families, Systems & Health. 2000; : 79-90.
Extrinsic life goals and health risk behaviors in adolescents
Williams, GC; Cox, EM; Hedberg, VA,; and Deci, EL.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 2000; : 1756-1771.
Williams GC, Cox EM, Kouides R, Deci EL
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine.. 1999 September 153 (9):959-64. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams GC, Saizow RB, Ryan RM
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 1999 September 74 (9):992-5. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams GC, Freedman ZR, Deci EL
Diabetes care.. 1998 October 21 (10):1644-51. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams GC, Deci EL
Annals of internal medicine.. 1998 August 15129 (4):303-8. Epub 1900 01 01.
Autonomous regulation and adherence to long-term medical regimens in adult outpatients
Williams, GC; Rodin, GC; Ryan, RM; Grolnick, WS; and Deci, EL.
Health Paychology. 1998; 17(3): 269-276.
Motivation underlying career choice for internal medicine and surgery
Williams, GC; Saizow, RD; Ross, L; Deci, EL.
Social Science & Medicine. 1997; 45(11): 1705-1713.
Saizow RB, Williams G, Duffy FD
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 1996 May 71 (5):546-7. Epub 1900 01 01.
Motivational predictors of weight loss & weight loss maintenance
Williams, GC; Grow, VM; Freedman, Z; Ryan, RM; and Deci, EL.
Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 1996; : 115-126.
Need satisfaction and the self-regulation of learning
Deci, EL; Ryan, RM; and Williams, GC.
Learning & Individual Differences. 1996; 8(3): 165-183.
Internalization of biopsychosocial values by medical students: A test of self-determination theory
Williams, GC; and Deci, EL.
Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 1996; 70(4): 767-779.
Williams GC, Wiener MW, Markakis KM, Reeve J, Deci EL
Journal of general internal medicine.. 1994 June 9 (6):327-33. Epub 1900 01 01.
Epstein RM, Christie M, Frankel R, Rousseau S, Shields C, Williams G, Suchman AL
Archives of family medicine.. 1993 February 2 (2):159-67. Epub 1900 01 01.
Williams GC, Quill TE, Deci EL, Ryan RM
Annals of internal medicine.. 1991 July 1115 (1):59-63. Epub 1900 01 01.
A Self-Determination Process Model of Physical Activity Adoption in the Cotnext of a Randomized Controlled Trial Psychology of Sport & Exercise
Fortier, M.S.; Sweet, S.; OSullivan, T.L.; Williams, G.C.
Psychology of Sport & Exercise. .
Carroll, J.; Fiscella, K.; Epstein, R.; Jean-Pierre, P.,; Figueroa-Moseley, C.; Williams, G. ; Mustian, K.; Morrow, G.R.
Physical activity interventions targeting underserved
College women: History of Childhood abuse and its relationship to smoking
Figueroa-Moseley, C.; Abramson, J.M.; Williams, G.
Violence Against Women. .
Facilitating Health Behavior Change and its Maintenance: Interventions Based on Self-Determination Theory
Ryan RM; Patrick H; Deci EL; Williams GC.
Self-Determination Theory Process Models for Health Behavior Change: Application (2008)
Authors: Fortier MS, Williams GC, Sweet SN, Patrick H
Publisher: Under Review 2008
Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic: Motivating Physical and Mental Health (2003)
Authors: Sheldon, K; Williams, G; and Joiner, T
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven, CT 2003
The Biopsychosocial Approach: Past, Present, Future (2003)
Authors: Williams, GC
Publisher: University of Rochester Press, Rochester, NY 2003
The Science of the Art of Medicine: Research on the Biopsychosocial Model of Hea (2003)
Authors: Williams, GC; Frankel, RM; Campbell, TL; and Deci, EL
Publisher: unknown 2003
Clinical Practice and the Biopsychosocial Approach (2003)
Authors: Epstein, RM; Morse, DS; Williams, GC; LeRoux, P; Suchman, AL; and Quill, TE
Publisher: unknown 2003
Handbook of Self-Determination Research (2002)
Chapter: Improving patients health through supporting the autonomy of patients and providers
Authors: Williams, GC
Publisher: University of Rochester Press, Rochester, New York 2002
Primary Care (1999)
Chapter: Patients with alcohol problems in primary care: Understanding their resistance and motivating change
Authors: Botelho, RJ; Skinner, HAS; Williams, GC; Wilson, D
Publisher: WB Saunders, New York, NY 1999
Partnerships in Healthcare: Transforming Relational Process (1998)
Chapter: Building Healthcare Partnerships by Supporting Autonomy: Promoting Maintained Behavior Change and Positive Healthcare Outcomes
Authors: Williams, GC; Deci, EL; Ryan, RM
Publisher: University of Rochester Press, Rochester, New York 1998
Standards document on medical interviewing and psychosocial medicine (1992)
Authors: Levinson, W; Kaplan, C; Williams, GC; Clark, W; Lipkin, M Jr; and Williamson, P
Publisher: American Academy on Physician and Patient, Rochester, New York 1992
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