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CSDE Research Affiliate

Emily Williams

Professor, Health Services
University of Washington
Tel: 206-277-6133

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Health of People and Populations

In the News:

Emily Williams is an addictions health services and disparities researcher and an implementation scientist. She holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Health Services and Director of the Doctoral Program in Health Services at the University of Washington and a core investigator and co-director of the post-doctoral fellowship at the Denver-Seattle Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered Value-Driven Care at VA Puget Sound Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D). She has longstanding interests in health behavior and the mechanisms (both societal- and healthcare-level) that help drive behavior change, particularly as these relate to vulnerable populations and stigmatized conditions. Her research is specifically focused on increasing access to evidence-based treatments for unhealthy alcohol and other substance use in diverse medical settings, including understanding and promoting equity in this care for vulnerable patient subpopulations (e.g., those with HIV and HCV, racial/ethnic minorities, persons living in rural areas, transgender patients, and women). She currently leads research focused on understanding patterns of alcohol use and care across transgender status, tailoring and testing practice facilitation to implement evidence-based alcohol-related care in hepatology clinics, and increasing access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorders in primary care.