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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: David A. Williams, Ph.D.

David A. Williams, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Health Services, Translations & Outcomes


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University (Clinical Psychology)
  • M.A., Ohio State University (Clinical Psychology)
  • B.S., Ohio State University (Psychology - with Honors)
  • Fellow in Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University

Clinical Interest:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Gulf war illnesses

Research Interest:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Outcome measures

Academic Appointment:

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Williams DA, Gendreau M, Hufford MR, Groner K, Gracely RH, Clauw DJ. (2004). Pain assessment in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: a consideration of methods for clinical trials. Clinical Journal of Pain, Sept-Oct;20(5):348-356.
  • Williams DA. (2003). Psychological and behavioural therapies in fibromyalgia and related syndromes. Bailliere's Best Practice and Research in Clinical Rheumatology, 17(4), 649-665.
  • Williams DA, Cary M, Groner KH, Chaplin WF, Glazer LJ, Rodriguez AM, Clauw DJ. (2002). Improving physical functional status in patients with fibromyalgia: A brief cognitive-behavioral intervention. The Journal of Rheumatology, 29;1280-1286.
  • Williams DA, Robinson ME, Geisser ME. (1994). Pain beliefs: Assessment and utility. Pain, 59;71-78

Personal Links:

Pain Research