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Geoffrey Colin Williams, M.D., Ph.D.

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Administrative: (585) 530-2050

Office: (585) 530-2050

Fax: (585) 530-2398

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Cardiology, Psychiatry


Dr. Geoffrey Williams is Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychology at URMC. He received his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams performed fellowships in Biopsychosocial Medicine and General Internal Medicine prior to receiving his Ph.D. in Health Psychology from URMC. He is currently performing research on health related motivation, tobacco dependence treatment and other difficult to change health behaviors. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, and also in Clinical Lipidology.



MD | Detroit Medical Center-GME Services

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1986 - 06/30/1987
Residency in Psychiatry & Neurology, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1984 - 06/30/1986
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1983 - 06/30/1984
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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George Engel Award for outstanding Research Contribution to the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Health Care Communica
Sponsor: American Academy on Communication in Healthcare

Great American Smokeout Award
Sponsor: American Cancer Society Eastern Division

Howard A Donnelly Award
Sponsor: Wayne State University
Location: Detroit, MI

American Chemical Society - Chemistry Award
Sponsor: American Chemical Society
Location: Michigan Chapter

1975 - 1979
Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Wayne State University
Location: Detroit, MI

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Journal Articles

Thompson Fe, Midthune D, Williams GC, Yaroch AL, Hurley TG, Resnicow K, Hebert JR, Toobert DJ, Greene GW, et al. "Evaluation of a short dietary assessment instrument for percentage energy from fat in an intervention study". J Nutrition. 2008; 138(1): 193S-199S.

Williams GC, Hurley TG Thompson FE, Midthune D, Yaroch AL, Resnicow K, Toobert DJ, Greene GW, Peterson KE, et al. "Performance of a short percentage energy from fat tool in measuring change in dietary intervention studies". J Nutrition. 2008; 138(1): 212S-217S.

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." The Journal of nutrition.. 2008 Jan; 138(1):200S-204S.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: Self-Determination Theory Process Models for Health Behavior Change: Application
Author List: Fortier MS, Williams GC, Sweet SN, Patrick H
Published By: Under Review 2008

Book Title: Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic: Motivating Physical and Mental Health
Author List: Sheldon, K; Williams, G; and Joiner, T
Published By: Yale University Press 2003 in New Haven, CT

Book Title: The Science of the Art of Medicine: Research on the Biopsychosocial Model of Hea
Author List: Williams, GC; Frankel, RM; Campbell, TL; and Deci, EL
Published By: unknown 2003



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