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Brent Williams, M.D., M.P.H.

Title and department:
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Mailing address:
University of Michigan
300 North Ingalls
Room 7E20
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5429

Phone: 734-647-9688; Fax: 734-936-8944


Research Interests
Dr. Williams’ research focuses on development and implementation of geriatric competencies in graduate medical education; and in identifying optimal forms of care management for patients with combined medical, functional, and behavioral problems.
Brief Biography
Dr. Williams received his medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago and pursued residency and fellowship training in health services research at the University of Virginia; and a Masters’ in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.  An active clinician and researcher throughout his tenure at the University of Michigan, he currently serves as medical director of the UM Complex Care Management Program, and Liaison for Underserved Populations.  Actively involved with community development, a major current focus is developing curricula in caring for underserved populations in the UM Medical School and Internal Medicine residency program. He serves as medical director of the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, and maintains active general medicine and geriatrics clinical practices. His research relates to complex carmanagement and medical education for underserved populations.

Recent Publications
Williams BC, Weber V, Babbott SF, et al. Faculty Development for the 21st Century:  Lessons from the SGIM-Hartford Collaborative Centers for Research and Education in the Care of Older Adults.  J Am Ger Soc. 2007;55:941-947.

Krain L, Fitzgerald T, Schigelone A, Williams, BC. Geriatrics attitudes and knowledge among surgical and medical subspecialty house officers. J Am Ger Soc. 2007 Dec;55(12):2056-60

Williams BC, Schigelone AS, Fitzgerald JT, Halter JB. Successful implementation of a faculty development program in geriatrics for non-primary care physician educators.  Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 2008. 28;5-27.  (David A. Peterson Award for the best article in the 2008 volume of Gerontology & Geriatrics Education)

Ross PT, Williams BC, Doran KM, Lypson ML. First-Year Medical Students’ Perceptions of Physicians’ Responsibilities Toward The Underserved:  A Content Analysis of Reflective Essays.  Journal of the National Medical Association. September 2010;102(9):1-5.

Williams BC, Warshaw G, Fabiny AR, Lundebjerg N, Sauvigne K, Schwartzberg JG, Leipzig RM. Medicine in the 21st century:  Recommended essential geriatrics competencies for Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents.  Journal of Graduate Medical Education. September 2010; 2:373-383.