Redford B. Williams
  • Redford B. Williams

  • Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Psychology and Neuroscience
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  • Overview

    My research aims to identify psychosocial factors that are involved in the pathogenesis and course of major medical disorders, to characterize the biobehavioral mechanisms whereby such factors influence disease, and to develop both behavioral and pharmacologic means of preventing or ameliorating the adverse impact of psychosocial factors on health and disease. Specific projects that are currently active include: 1) The influence of hostile personality, social isolation, depression and other psychosocial risk factors upon the development and course of cardiometabolic disease; 2) Biological and genetic mechanisms whereby psychosocial risk factors influence disease development and course; and 3) Behavioral and pharmacologic approaches to ameliorate impact of psychosocial risk factors on disease risk and course.
  • Specialties

    • Clinical Psychology
  • Education

      • M.D.,
      • Yale University,
      • 2000
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Lifetime Achievement Award,
      • International Society of Behavioral Medicine,
      • August 2014
      • Distinguished Scientist Award,
      • Society of Behavioral Medicine,
      • January 1992
  • Selected Publications

      • 1994.
      • Williams, R.B. Neurobiology, cellular and molecular biology, and psychosomatic medicine. PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, 56: 308-315, 1994..
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      • 1992.
      • Williams, R.B., Barefoot, J.C., Califf, R.M., Haney, T.L., Saunders, W.B., Pryor, D.B., Hlatky, M.A., Siegler, I.C., & Mark, D.B. Prognostic importance of social and economic resources among medically treated patients with angiographically documented coronary artery disease. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 267: 520-524, 1992..
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      • 1987.
      • Williams, R.B. Psychological factors in coronary artery disease: Epidemiologic evidence. CIRCULATION, 76: 117-123, 1987..
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      • 1982.
      • Williams, R.B., Lane, J.D., Kuhn, C.M., Melosh, W., White, A.D. & Schanberg, S.M. Type A behavior and elevated physiological and neuroendocrine responses to cognitive tasks. SCIENCE, 218: 483-485, 1982..
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      • 1980.
      • Williams, R.B., Haney, T.L., Blumenthal, J.A., & Kong, Y. Type A behavior, hostility, and coronary atherosclerosis. PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, 42(6): 539-549, 1980..
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