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David A. Williams, Ph.D.

David A. Williams, Ph.D., is Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology), Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Michigan where he also serves as the Associate Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, Co-Director of Research Development within the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), and on the senior faculty of the Neurosciences Program.  He received his doctorate from the Ohio State University and has held faculty appointments at both Duke and at Georgetown University Medical Center, where he served as the division chief of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Williams is both a clinician and researcher with publications in the areas of chronic illness management, outcomes measurement and instrument development, mechanisms of pain perception and modulation, and research methods and design. He currently sits on the Executive Board of the American Pain Society, the Medical Advisory Board of the American Fibromyalgia Association, and on the Executive Committee of the Health Psychology division of the American Psychological Association. In addition he serves on numerous editorial boards and scientific review committees both nationally and internationally.