Education & Training
University of Missouri School of Medicine
- University of Missouri Health Care
Post Graduate School
Master of Science in Public Health, University of Missouri
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Amy Williams, MD, MSPH, is a practicing family physician and an assistant professor and researcher in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Her research focuses on child obesity, especially in low-income and racial and ethnic minority families. She is investigating the influence of stress from racial discrimination on child obesity, clinic and community-based approaches to preventing and treating childhood obesity, as well as policy initiatives to remove soda from children’s menus.
Dr. Williams recently received an American Academy of Family Medicine foundational award to study the implementation of an EMR-based tool to prevent, screen and manage child obesity in primary care clinics.
- Childhood obesity
- Influence of racial discrimination and stress on childhood obesity
Areas of Expertise
- Preventing and treating childhood obesity
Community-based medical student nutrition counseling training for low-income families.
Williams AS, Patel PM, Beucke NL, Koopman RJ.
Recurrent abdominal pain in children.
American Family Physician. 2018;97(12):785-793.
Reust CE, Williams AS.
Socioeconomic Status and Other Factors Associated with Childhood Obesity.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM. 2018;31(4):514-521.
Williams AS, Ge B, Petroski G, Kruse RL, McElroy JA, Koopman RJ.
Acute abdominal pain in children.
American Family Physician. 2016;93(10):830-836.
Reust CE, Williams AS.
“I have to age in this body”: lesbian and bisexual older women’s perspectives on a health behavior intervention.
Women’s Health Issues. 2016;26(Supplement 1):S63-S80.
McElroy JA, Washington KT, Wintemberg JJ, Williams AS, Redman SD.
Obese but fit: the relationship of fitness to metabolically healthy but obese status among sexual minority women.
Women’s Health Issues. 2016;26(Supplement 1):S81-S88.
McElroy JA, Gilbert T, Hair EC, Mathews KJ, Redman SD, Williams AS.
Worsening of longstanding headaches, dizziness, visual symptoms. Dx?
Journal of Family Practice. 2016;65(12):921-923.
Williams A, Howenstine D.
Comparison of lesbian and bisexual women to heterosexual women’s screening prevalence for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer in Missouri.
LGBT Health. 2015;2(2):188-192.
McElroy JA, Wintemberg JJ, Williams A.
Understanding the exercise habits of residents and attending physicians: a mixed methodology study.
Family Medicine. 2015;47(2):118-123.
Williams AS, Williams CD, Cronk NJ, Kruse RL, Ringdahl EN, Koopman RJ.