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, as well as clinic and community-based approaches to preventing and treating childhood obesity.
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.