Jeff D. Williamson, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Jeff D. Williamson, M.D.

Interim Chair,
Program Director,

Clinical Interests

Clinical Geriatrics, Dementia, Geriatric Continuity Care, Geriatric Medicine and Assessment, Geriatrics

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-713-8250
Department: 336-713-8964

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Emory University, 1982
  • M.D., Medical College of Georgia, 1986
  • M.H.S., Sch Hyg & PH,Johns Hopkins U, 1995
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, U Maryland Medical System, 1987
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, U Maryland Medical System, 1989
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University Schoo, 1992
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University Schoo, 1994

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

NPI Number

  • 1508842089
Jeff D. Williamson, M.D.

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Jeff D. Williamson, M.D.

Interim Chair, Internal Medicine
Program Director, Sticht Center on Aging
Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Center for Comparative Medicine Research
Center for Diabetes Research
Sticht Center on Aging
Epidemiology & Prevention
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

aging, cognition/learning, drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, fitness/physical

Contact Information

Department: 336-713-8964

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Recent Publications

Sink KM, Divers J, Whitlow CT, Palmer ND, Smith SC, Xu J, Hugenschmidt CE, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI. Cerebral structural changes in diabetic kidney disease: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(2):206-212.

Erus G, Battapady H, Zhang T, Lovato J, Miller ME, Williamson JD, Launer LJ, Bryan RN, Davatzikos C. Spatial patterns of structural brain changes in type 2 diabetic patients and their longitudinal progression with intensive control of blood glucose. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(1):97-104.

Raffield LM, Cox AJ, Hugenschmidt CE, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Williamson JD, Hsu F, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW. Heritability and genetic association analysis of neuroimaging measures in the Diabetes Heart Study. Neurobiol Aging. 2015;36(3):1602.e7-15.

Wrights AP, Fain CW, Miller ME, Rejeski WJ, Williamson JD, Marsh AP. Assessing physical and cognitive function of older adults in continuing care retirement communities: who are we recruiting?. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015;40():159-165.

Williamson JD, Launer LJ, Miller ME. Faster brain shrinkage in the ACCORD MIND study [reply to letter]. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(1):144-145.

Corbett T, Callahan K, Russell G, Atkinson H, Williamson J. Pilot of a teleGeriatrics interprofessional curriculum in long-term care [abstract]. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015;49(2):417-418.

Hunter DJ, Beavers DP, Eckstein F, Guermazi A, Loeser RF, Nicklas BJ, Mihalko SL, Miller GD, Lyles M, DeVita P, Legault C, Carr JJ, Williamson JD, Messier SP. The Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) trial: 18-month radiographic and MRI outcomes. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015;23(7):1090-1098.

Kumar NR, Pajewski N, Watkins F, Zimmer R, Callahan KE, Williamson JD. The impact of post-hospital discharge home visit timing by nurse practitioners and physicians on all-cause readmissions [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(Suppl 1):S270.

Willard SL, Uberseder B, Clark A, Daunais JB, Johnston WD, Neely D, Massey A, Williamson JD, Kraft RA, Bourland JD, Jones SR, Shively CA. Long term sertraline effects on neural structures in depressed and nondepressed adult female nonhuman primates. Neuropharmacology. 2015;99():369-378.

Applegate WB, Sink KM, Williamson JD. Managing high blood pressure in older persons with decline in function [editorial]. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015;66(5):745-747.

Hsu FC, Raffield LM, Hugenschmidt CE, Cox A, Xu J, Carr JJ, Freedman BI, Maldjian JA, Williamson JD, Bowden DW. Relationships between cognitive performance, neuroimaging and vascular disease: the DHS-MIND study. Neuroepidemiology. 2015;45(1):1-11.

Whitlow CT, Sink KM, Divers J, Smith SC, Xu J, Palmer ND, Hugenschmidt CE, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Maldjian JA. Effects of type 2 diabetes on brain structure and cognitive function: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015;36(9):1648-1653.

Callahan KE, Lovato JF, Miller ME, Easterling D, Snitz B, Williamson JD. Associations between mild cognitive impairment and hospitalization and readmission. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(9):1880-1885.

Houston DK, Tooze JA, Demons JL, Davis BL, Shertzer-Skinner R, Kearsley LB, Kritchevsky SB, Williamson JD. Delivery of a vitamin D intervention in homebound older adults using a Meals-on-Wheels program: a pilot study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(9):1861-1867.

Schwartz AV, Chen H, Ambrosius WT, Sood A, Josse RG, Bonds DE, Schnall AM, Vittinghoff E, Bauer DC, Banerji MA, Cohen RM, Hamilton BP, Isakova T, Sellmeyer DE, Simmons DL, Shibli-Rahhal A, Williamson JD, Margolis KL. Effects of TZD use and discontinuation on fracture rates in ACCORD bone study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;():.

Gifford A, Lawrence J, Case D, Rapp S, Baker L, Craft S, Groteluschen DL, Klepin H, Lesser G, Naughton MJ, Sachs B, Samuel TA, Sink K, Williamson, J, Shaw EG. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors [abstract]. J Clin Oncol. 2015;33(15 Suppl):9560.

Sink KM, Espeland MA, Castro CM, Church T, Cohen R, Dodson JA, Guralnik J, Hendrie HC, Jennings J, Katula J, Lopez OL, McDermott MM, Pahor M, Reid KF, Rushing J, Verghese J, Rapp S, Williamson JD. Effect of a 24-month physical activity intervention vs health education on cognitive outcomes in sedentary older adults: the LIFE randomized trial. JAMA. 2015;314(8):781-790.

Williamson JD, Launer LJ, Bryan RN, Coker LH, Lazar RM, Gerstein HC, Murray AM, Sullivan MD, Horowitz KR, Ding J, Marcovina S, Lovato L, Lovato J, Margolis KL, Davatzikos C, Barzilay J, Ginsberg HN, Linz PE, Miller ME. Cognitive function and brain structure in persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus after intensive lowering of blood pressure and lipid levels: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(3):324-333.

Coker LH, Espeland MA, Hogan PE, Resnick SM, Bryan RN, Robinson JG, Goveas JS, Davatzikos C, Kuller LH, Williamson JD, Bushnell CD, Shumaker SA. Change in brain and lesion volumes after CEE therapies: the WHIMS-MRI studies. Neurology. 2014;82(5):427-434.

Hugenschmidt C, Williamson JD. Solving the mystery of the diabetes-dementia connection: new clues--but far from 'case closed' [editorial]. J Diabetes Complications. 2014;28(1):8-9.

Hughes TM, Lopez OL, Evans RW, Kamboh MI, Williamson JD, Klunk WE, Mathis CA, Price JC, Cohen AD, Snitz BE, Dekosky ST, Kuller LH. Markers of cholesterol transport are associated with amyloid deposition in the brain. Neurobiol Aging. 2014;35(4):802-807.

Miller ME, Williamson JD, Gerstein HC, Byington RP, Cushman WC, Ginsberg HN, Ambrosius WT, Lovato L, Applegate WB. Effects of randomization to intensive glucose control on adverse events, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in older versus younger adults in the ACCORD trial. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(3):634-643.

Tate JA, Snitz BE, Alvarez KA, Nahin RL, Weissfeld LA, Lopez O, Angus DC, Shah F, Ives DG, Fitzpatrick AL, Williamson JD, Arnold AM, Dekosky ST, Yende S. Infection hospitalization increases risk of dementia in the elderly. Crit Care Med. 2014;42(5):1037-1046.

Callahan K, Wilson L, Pavon J, Atkinson H, Busby-Whitehead J, Heflin M, Iverson P, Lovato J, Marsden J, Moran W, Roberts E, Williamson J. Age distribution and core geriatric conditions in Internal Medicine resident continuity clinics [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S206.

Corbett TM, Callahan KE, Phillips KC, Russell GB, Williamson JD, Atkinson HH. Pilot of a telegeriatrics interprofessional curriculum in long-term care [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S52.

Fitzgerald HM, Williamson JD, Lovato JF, Callahan KE. Alcohol use and hospitalization events in a population of community-dwelling older adults [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S271.

Sink KM, Chelune G, Coker L, Gaussoin S, Lerner A, Nichols L, Pajewski NM, Rapp S, Wadley V, Williamson J. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in 8,724 SPRINT participants [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S9-S10.

Watkins FS, Williamson J, Craver K, Smith S, Duncan P. Initial readmissions data from a joint venture between an academic medical center and a national home health company [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S225-S226.

Ambrosius WT, Sink KM, Foy CG, Berlowitz DR, Cheung AK, Cushman WC, Fine LJ, Goff DC Jr, Johnson KC, Killeen AA, Lewis CE, Oparil S, Reboussin DM, Rocco MV, Williamson JD, Wright JT Jr, Whelton PK. The design and rationale of a multicenter clinical trial comparing two strategies for control of systolic blood pressure: the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Clin Trials. 2014;11(5):532-546.

Hugenschmidt CE, Burdette JH, Morgan AR, Williamson JD, Kritchevsky SB, Laurienti PJ. Graph theory analysis of functional brain networks and mobility disability in older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014;69(11):1399-1406.

Espeland MA, Rapp SR, Bray GA, Houston DK, Johnson KC, Kitabchi AE, Hergenroeder AL, Williamson J, Jakicic JM, van Dorsten B, Kritchevsky SB. Long-term impact of behavioral weight loss intervention on cognitive function. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014;69(9):1101-1108.

Pahor M, Guralnik JM, Ambrosius WT, Blair S, Bonds DE, Church TS, Espeland MA, Fielding RA, Gill TM, Groessl EJ, King AC, Kritchevsky SB, Manini TM, McDermott MM, Miller ME, Newman AB, Rejeski WJ, Sink KM, Williamson JD. Effect of structured physical activity on prevention of major mobility disability in older adults: the LIFE study randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014;311(23):2387-2396.

Demons JL, Chenna S, Callahan KE, Davis BR, Kearsley L, Sink KM, Watkins FS, Williamson JD, Atkinson HH. Utilizing a Meals on Wheels program to teach falls risk assessment to medical students. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2014;35(4):409-420.

Kritchevsky SB, Williamson J. Putting function first [commentary]. J Nutr Health Aging. 2014;18(5):467-468.

Cox AJ, Hugenschmidt CE, Raffield LM, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Williamson JD, Hsu FC, Bowden DW. Heritability and genetic association analysis of cognition in the Diabetes Heart Study. Neurobiol Aging. 2014;35(8):1958e3-e12.

Bryan RN, Bilello M, Davatzikos C, Lazar RM, Murray A, Horowitz K, Lovato J, Miller ME, Williamson J, Launer LJ. Effect of diabetes on brain structure: the action to control cardiovascular risk in diabetes MR imaging baseline data. Radiology. 2014;272(1):210-216.

Hugenschmidt CE, Lovato JF, Ambrosius WT, Bryan RN, Gerstein HC, Horowitz KR, Launer LJ, Lazar RM, Murray AM, Chew EY, Danis RP, Williamson JD, Miller ME, Ding J. The cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of diabetic retinopathy with cognitive function and brain MRI findings: the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(12):3244-3252.

Sink KM, Espeland MA, Rushing J, Castro CM, Church TS, Cohen R, Gill TM, Henkin L, Jennings JM, Kerwin DR, Manini TM, Myers V, Pahor M, Reid KF, Woolard N, Rapp SR, Williamson JD. The LIFE Cognition Study: design and baseline characteristics. Clin Interv Aging. 2014;9():1425-1436.

Zhang Z, Lovato J, Battapady H, Davatzikos C, Gerstein HC, Ismail-Beigi F, Launer LJ, Murray A, Punthakee Z, Tirado AA, Williamson J, Bryan RN, Miller ME. Effect of hypoglycemia on brain structure in people with type 2 diabetes: epidemiological analysis of the ACCORD-MIND MRI trial. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(12):3279-3285.

Palmer ND, Sink KM, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW, Hugenschmidt CE, Whitlow CT, Williamson JD, Maldjian JA, Divers J, Freedman BI. Kidney disease and cognitive function: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Am J Nephrol. 2014;40(3):200-207.

Sink K, Chmelo E, Nicklas B, Katula J, Cofman C, Williamson J, Baker L. Pilot trial of buddy-assisted exercise in people with mild cognitive impairment [abstract]. Alzheimers Dement. 2013;9(4 Suppl):P494.

Baker L, Craft S, Cholerton B, Wilkinson C, Foster-Schubert K, McTiernan A, Williamson J, Sink K, Duncan G. Aerobic exercise effects on cognition in at-risk adults: role of insulin sensitivity and APOE-epsilon 4 [abstract]. Alzheimers Dement. 2013;9(4 Suppl):P690.

Espeland MA, Katula JA, Rushing J, Kramer AF, Jennings JM, Sink KM, Nadkarni NK, Reid KF, Castro CM, Church T, Kerwin DR, Williamson JD, Marottoli RA, Rushing S, Marsiske M, Rapp SR. Performance of a computer-based assessment of cognitive function measures in two cohorts of seniors. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013;28(12):1239-1250.

Casanova R, Hsu FC, Sink KM, Rapp SR, Williamson JD, Resnick SM, Espeland MA. Alzheimer's disease risk assessment using large-scale machine learning methods. PLoS One. 2013;8(11):e77949.

Sullivan MD, Katon WJ, Lovato LC, Miller ME, Murray AM, Horowitz KR, Bryan RN, Gerstein HC, Marcovina S, Akpunonu BE, Johnson J, Yale JF, Williamson J, Launer LJ. Association of depression with accelerated cognitive decline among patients with type 2 diabetes in the ACCORD-MIND trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013;70(10):1041-1047.

Margolis KL, Davis BR, Baimbridge C, Ciocon JO, Cuyjet AB, Dart RA, Einhorn PT, Ford CE, Gordon D, Hartney TJ, Julian Haywood L, Holtzman J, Mathis DE, Oparil S, Probstfield JL, Simpson LM, Stokes JD, Wiegmann TB, Williamson JD. Author response to lipid-lowering in African Americans in ALLHAT-optimism bias? [letter]. J Clin Hypertens. 2013;15(12):941.

Miller ME, Walkup MP, Barnes DE, Johnson KC, Lopez OL, Williamson JD, Pahor M, Espeland MA. Using external data to project the incidence of dementia in the life cohort [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2013;53(Suppl 1):549.

Palta P, Carlson M, Yasar S, Nahin R, DeKosky ST, Snitz BE, Williamson JD, Golden SH. Diabetes and cognitive functioning in older adults: the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2013;53(Suppl 1):207.

Rapp S, Bray GA, Hergenroeder AL, Houston DK, Jakicic JM, Kitabchi AE, Van Dorsten B, Williamson JD. Impact of a long-term behavioral weight loss intervention on cognitive function: the Action for Health in Diabetes Movement and Memory Study [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2013;53(Suppl 1):389.

Reid KF, Walkup MP, Fielding R, King AC, Studenski S, Pahor M, Williamson JD. Cognitive function and physical activity adherence in mobility-limited older adults [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2013;53(Suppl 1):548.

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Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Clinical Interests

Clinical Geriatrics, Dementia, Geriatric Continuity Care, Geriatric Medicine and Assessment, Geriatrics
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