||FACULTY PROFILE — David A. Williams
Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine/Rheumatology; Director of Research Development at MICHR; and Associate Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center
Ph.D. Ohio State University
Psychology Office: 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.
Psychology Phone: 734-998-6961
Research and Teaching Interests
Since the early 1980’s, my research has integrated the multiple perspectives of animal models, basic experimental, translational, and patient-oriented clinical research. Currently, this research takes on three themes.
- Improving patient reported outcomes for chronic illnesses.
- Designing and conducting pharmacological and non-pharmacological clinical intervention trials targeting chronic illnesses.
- Determining the neurophysiologic mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of chronic pain conditions.
- 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, D.A. (2003). Psychological and behavioural therapies in fibromyalgia and related syndromes. Bailliere’s Best Practice and Research in Clinical Rheumatology, 17 (4), 649-665.
- Donta ST, Clauw DJ, Engel CC, Guarino P, Peduzzi P, Williams DA, Skinner JS, Barkhuizen A, Taylor T, Kazis LE, Sogg S, Feussner JR. et al (2003). Cognitive behavioral therapy and aerobic exercise for Gulf War veterans’ illnesses: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 289 (11);1396-404.
- Williams, DA. (2004) Evaluating Pain Patients: Acute Pain. In R.H. Dworkin & W.S. Breitbart (Eds.), Psychosocial and Psychiatric Aspects of Pain: A Handbook for Health Care Providers, IASP Press, Seattle, WA.
- Williams DA, & Gracely, RH. (2006). Biology and therapy of fibromyalgia. Functional magnetic resonance imaging findings in fibromyalgia. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 8(6), 224-231.
Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center
U-M Department of Internal Medicine
U-M Department of Psychiatry