Building the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials embedded within healthcare systems for people living with dementia and their care partners
Williamson, Jeff – MD, MHS
Name:Williamson, Jeff – MD, MHS
Executive Committee, Health Care Systems (HCS) Core
Primary title:Professor; Chief of Geriatric Medicine; Director for Center for Healthcare Innovation
Primary Institution:Wake Forest School of Medicine
Professor, Chief of Geriatric Medicine, and Director for Center for Healthcare Innovation, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Bio:Jeff Williamson, MD, MHS is a professor of internal medicine and epidemiology and Chief, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is an internationally known geriatrician and clinical trialist and serves as Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation, co-leader, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Administrative Core and Program and Clinical Core principal investigator, Wake Forest Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. He completed his geriatric medicine fellowship and received a Master’s degree in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Williamson’s primary research interests are in understanding relationships between chronic diseases and the maintenance of cognitive and physical function in aging adults, developing research methods for including older adults in clinical trials and in developing approaches to improved care coordination for vulnerable older patients traversing the health care system. Dr. Williamson is on the leadership team for 3 nationwide research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. Altogether, his NIH research studies have involved more than 30,000 adults over age 65 and 15,000 people over age 75.