Brie Williams, MD, MS

Professor

Dr. Brie Williams is a Professor of Medicine in the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and a physician trained in geriatrics and palliative care. She directs Amend at UCSF and co-directs the Aging Research In Criminal Justice Health (ARCH) Network. Her work focuses on transforming correctional culture to focus on the health of residents and staff, dignity and humanity, and on bringing the science of geriatrics and palliative care to criminal justice reform. She collaborates with colleagues from diverse disciplines (including criminal justice, public safety, and the law) to conduct impact-oriented research and education.

Dr. Williams' clinical research has called for improved responses to disability, cognitive impairment, and symptom distress in older or seriously ill incarcerated persons; a more scientific development of compassionate release policies; and a broader inclusion of incarcerated people in national health datasets and in clinical research. Dr. Williams has served as a member of multiple national initiatives in the US, including the Workshop on Incarceration and Health sponsored by the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and the Urban Institute’s Research in Penal Institutions. Her research has been supported by the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, the Schusterman Foundation, the National Palliative Care Research Center, the National Institute on Aging, the UC Office of the President, and the Cambia Foundation among others.

Dr. Williams directs Amend, a training and leadership development program focused on giving correctional leaders, prison officers, and policymakers the tools needed to transform the toxic environments of many US prisons to instead focus more on health, dignity, and wellbeing. She is also a founding co-director of the Aging Research in Criminal Justice Network, funded by the National Institute on Aging, which has created a research network of over 200 academic and community members in the US working to expand research at the intersection of aging and criminal justice involvement.

Dr. Williams has served as a consultant to jails, prisons, and legal organizations nationwide, including for the Federal Receiver of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the National ACLU. She has participated as an expert witness in several lawsuits related to the health effects of solitary confinement. In 2016, Dr. Williams provided expert testimony to the US Sentencing Commission on proposed changes to Compassionate Release policies, recommendations which were later incorporated into the First Step Act.
Education
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
MS - Community Medicine, - Community Medicine, The Icahn School of Medicine
MD, - School of Medicine, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Geriatrics Fellowship, - Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco
Training in Aging Research, - Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, - School of Medicine - Primary Care, University of California, San Francisco
Websites
Publications
  1. Williams B, Bond D, Broomfield R, Steinberg D.. Reimagining San Quentin: Recommendations to Transform San Quentin State Prison into
    a Rehabilitation Center. San Quentin Transformation Advisory Council. A Report for Governor Gavin Newsom
    Reimagining San Quentin: Recommendations to Transform San Quentin State Prison into a Rehabilitation Center. San Quentin Transformation Advisory Council. A Report for Governor Gavin Newsom. 2024. PMID:


  2. Leach BCB, Ahalt C, Williams B, Kwan AT. Stress and Anxiety Among Correctional Health Care Professionals in a U.S. State Prison System During COVID-19. Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care 2024. PMID: 38174991


  3. Haber LA, Boudin C, Williams BA. Criminal Justice Reform Is Health Care Reform. JAMA 2023. PMID: 38095916


  4. Baillargeon J, Linthicum LC, Murray OJ, Raji MA, Kuo YF, Pulvino JS, Milani SA, Williams B, Baillargeon GR, Blair PA, Peek MK, Penn JV. The Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Incarcerated Older Adults. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences 2023. PMID: 37793395


  5. Kaiksow FA, Williams BA, Haber LA. Hospitalized While Incarcerated: Incarceration-Specific Care Practices. Annals of internal medicine 2023. PMID: 37871315


  6. Haber LA, Kaiksow FA, Williams BA, Crane JT. Hospital care while incarcerated: A tale of two policies. Journal of hospital medicine 2023. PMID: 37842851


  7. Kodama L, Williams B, Morris NP. Prioritizing Diversion and Decarceration of People With Dementia. AMA journal of ethics 2023. PMID: 37801064


  8. Cloud DH, Williams B, Haardörfer R, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Cooper HLF. Extreme Heat and Suicide Watch Incidents Among Incarcerated Men. JAMA network open 2023. PMID: 37566416


  9. Cloud DH, Haney C, Augustine D, Ahalt C, Williams B. The resource team: A case study of a solitary confinement reform in Oregon. PloS one 2023. PMID: 37494407


  10. Cloud DH, Williams B, Haardöerfer R, Hosbey JT, Cooper HLF. Self-injury and the embodiment of solitary confinement among adult men in Louisiana prisons. SSM - population health 2023. PMID: 36865676


  11. Garcia-Grossman IR, Cenzer I, Steinman MA, Williams BA. History of Incarceration and Its Association With Geriatric and Chronic Health Outcomes in Older Adulthood. JAMA network open 2023. PMID: 36607638


  12. Cloud DH, Garcia-Grossman IR, Armstrong A, Williams B. Public Health and Prisons: Priorities in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Annual review of public health 2022. PMID: 36542770


  13. Dauria E, Clemenzi-Allen A, Nowotny K, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Williams B, Wurcel A. Increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccine to older adults under community supervision. International journal of prisoner health 2022. PMID: 36367307


  14. Garcia-Grossman IR, Gransee L, Williams B. Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Within California State Prisons in 2021 and Beyond. American journal of public health 2022. PMID: 36075008


  15. Kwan A, Garcia-Grossman I, Sears D, Bertozzi SM, Williams BA. The Impact Of COVID-19 On The Health Of Incarcerated Older Adults In California State Prisons. Health affairs (Project Hope) 2022. PMID: 35914202


  16. Kanbergs A, Garcia-Grossman I, Ahalt C, DiTomas M, Bedard R, Williams B. A stepwise guide for healthcare professionals requesting compassionate release for patients who are incarcerated. International journal of prisoner health 2022. PMID: 35820056


  17. Kwan A, Sklar R, Cameron DB, Schell RC, Bertozzi SM, McCoy SI, Williams B, Sears DA. Respiratory pandemic preparedness learnings from the June 2020 COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin California State Prison. "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 2022. PMID: 35678718


  18. Duarte C, Cameron DB, Kwan AT, Bertozzi SM, Williams BA, McCoy SI. COVID-19 outbreak in a state prison: a case study on the implementation of key public health recommendations for containment and prevention. "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 2022. PMID: 35568894


  19. Kwan A, Sears D, Bertozzi SM, Williams B, editors.. California state prisons during the COVID-19
    Pandemic: A Report by the CalPROTECT Project
    "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 2022. PMID:


  20. Kuffel RL, Byers AL, Williams B, Fortinsky R, Li Y, Ruderman MA, Barry LC. Prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment before incarceration. "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 2022. PMID: 35212389


  21. Novisky MA, Schnellinger RP, Adams RE, Williams B. Health Information Seeking Behaviors in Prison: Results From the U.S. PIAAC Survey. "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 2022. PMID: 35166577


  22. Haber LA, Pratt LA, Erickson HP, Williams BA. Shackling in the Hospital. "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 2022. PMID: 35091917


  23. Helmly V, Garica M, Williams B, Howell BA. A review and content analysis of U.S. Department of Corrections end-of-life decision making policies. "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 2021. PMID: 34939768


  24. Cloud DH, Augustine D, Ahalt C, Haney C, Peterson L, Braun C, Williams B. Correction to: "We just needed to open the door": a case study of the quest to end solitary confinement in North Dakota. Health & justice 2021. PMID: 34751820


  25. Cloud DH, Augustine D, Ahalt C, Haney C, Peterson L, Braun C, Williams B. "We just needed to open the door": a case study of the quest to end solitary confinement in North Dakota. "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 2021. PMID: 34664150


  26. Williams B, DiTomas M, Pachynski A. The growing geriatric prison population: A dire public health consequence of mass incarceration. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2021. PMID: 34469589


  27. Li A, Williams B, Barry LC. Mental and Physical Health of Older Incarcerated Persons Who Have Aged in Place in Prison. Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society 2021. PMID: 34293936


  28. Garcia-Grossman I, Kaplan L, Valle K, Guzman D, Williams B, Kushel M. Factors Associated with Incarceration in Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness: Results from the HOPE HOME Study. Journal of general internal medicine 2021. PMID: 34109543


  29. Hwang YIJ, Ginnivan NA, Simpson PL, Baidawi S, Withall A, Williams B, Butler T. COVID-19 and incarcerated older adults: a commentary on risk, care and early release in Australia. International journal of prisoner health 2021. PMID: 33988936


  30. Barnert E, Kwan A, Williams B. Ten Urgent Priorities Based on Lessons Learned From More Than a Half Million Known COVID-19 Cases in US Prisons. American journal of public health 2021. PMID: 33856887


  31. Rorvig L, Williams B. Providing Ethical and Humane Care to Hospitalized, Incarcerated Patients With COVID-19. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 2021. PMID: 33563003


  32. Prost SG, Novisky MA, Rorvig L, Zaller N, Williams B. Prisons and COVID-19: A Desperate Call for Gerontological Expertise in Correctional Healthcare. The Gerontologist 2020. PMID: 32706885


  33. Cynthia Golembeski, Carolyn Sufrin, Brie Williams, Precious Bedell, Sherry Glied, Ingrid Binswanger, Donna Hylton, Tyler Winkelman, and Jaimie Meyer. COVID-19 and Women in the US Criminal Legal System "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 2020. PMID:


  34. Haney C
    Williams B
    Ahalt C. Consensus Statement from the Santa Cruz Summit on Solitary Confinement and Health Northwestern University Law Review 2020. PMID:


  35. Golembeski CA, Sufrin CB, Williams B, Bedell PS, Glied SA, Binswanger IA, Hylton D, Winkelman TNA, Meyer JP. Improving Health Equity for Women Involved in the Criminal Legal System. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health 2020. PMID: 32739132


  36. Sears D, Ahalt C, Augustine D, Williams B. Occupational Health: A Key to the Control of COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities. Annals of internal medicine 2020. PMID: 32716628


  37. Cloud DH, Ahalt C, Augustine D, Sears D, Williams B. Medical Isolation and Solitary Confinement: Balancing Health and Humanity in US Jails and Prisons During COVID-19. Journal of general internal medicine 2020. PMID: 32632787


  38. Oladeru OT, Tran NT, Al-Rousan T, Williams B, Zaller N. A call to protect patients, correctional staff and healthcare professionals in jails and prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health & justice 2020. PMID: 32617825


  39. Barnert E, Ahalt C, Williams B. Prisons: Amplifiers of the COVID-19 Pandemic Hiding in Plain Sight. American journal of public health 2020. PMID: 32407126


  40. Golembeski C, Irfan A, Williams B, Venters H. COVID-19 Amidst Carceral Contexts: The Overton Window of Political Possibility and Policy Change. JPHMP Direct COVID-19 Amidst Carceral Contexts: The Overton Window of Political Possibility and Policy Change. JPHMP Direct. 2020. PMID:


  41. Howell B, Ramirez Batlle H, Ahalt C, Shavit S, Augustine D, Wang E, Zaller N, Williams B.. Protecting Decarcerated Populations In The Era of COVID-19: Priorities For Emergency Discharge Planning. Health Affairs Blog Protecting Decarcerated Populations In The Era of COVID-19: Priorities For Emergency Discharge Planning. Health Affairs Blog. 2020. PMID:


  42. Williams B, Ahalt C, Cloud D, Augustine D, Rorvig L, Sears D. Correctional Facilities In The Shadow Of COVID-19: Unique Challenges And Proposed Solutions Health Affairs Blog 2020. PMID:


  43. Ahalt C, Haney C, Ekhaugen K, Williams B. Role of a US-Norway Exchange in Placing Health and Well-Being at the Center of US Prison Reform. American journal of public health 2020. PMID: 31967893


  44. Prost SG, Williams B. Strategies to Optimize the Use of Compassionate Release From US Prisons. American journal of public health 2020. PMID: 31967883


  45. Williams BA, Li A, Ahalt C, Coxson P, Kahn JG, Bibbins-Domingo K. The Cardiovascular Health Burdens of Solitary Confinement. Journal of general internal medicine 2019. PMID: 31228050


  46. Oladeru OT, Perni S, Williams B. Improving care for the overlooked in oncology: incarcerated patients. The Lancet. Oncology 2019. PMID: 31578989


  47. DiTomas M, Bick J, Williams B. Shackled at the End of Life: We Can Do Better. The American journal of bioethics : AJOB 2019. PMID: 31237520


  48. Brown RT, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Boscardin WJ, Lee SJ, Williams BA, Steinman MA. Association of Functional Impairment in Middle Age With Hospitalization, Nursing Home Admission, and Death. JAMA internal medicine 2019. PMID: 30958504


  49. Bryson WC, Cotton BP, Barry LC, Bruce ML, Piel J, Thielke SM, Williams BA. Mental health treatment among older adults with mental illness on parole or probation. Health & justice 2019. PMID: 30923982


  50. Ahalt C, Buisker T, Myers J, Williams B. Smoking and Smoking Cessation Among Criminal Justice-Involved Older Adults. Tobacco use insights 2019. PMID: 30890860


  51. Dahlin C, Sanders J, Calton B, DeSanto-Madeya S, Donesky D, Lakin JR, Roeland E, Scherer JS, Walling A, Williams B. The Cambia Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program: Projects and Reflections on Leadership in Palliative Care. Journal of palliative medicine 2019. PMID: 30810459


  52. Chang A, Lundebjerg NE, Abrams J, Barnes DE, Fain MJ, Hall WJ, Johnson TM, Michael Harper G, Williams B, Ritchie CS. Leadership, Inside and Out: The Tideswell-AGS-ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2019. PMID: 30604860


  53. Kanbergs A, Ahalt C, Cenzer IS, Morrison RS, Williams BA. "No One Wants to Die Alone": Incarcerated Patients' Knowledge and Attitudes About Early Medical Release. Journal of pain and symptom management 2018. PMID: 30593912


  54. Ahalt C, Williams BA. Reply to "Cognitive Health and Incarceration among Older Adults". Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2018. PMID: 30521093


  55. Tran NT, Baggio S, Dawson A, O'Moore É, Williams B, Bedell P, Simon O, Scholten W, Getaz L, Wolff H. Words matter: a call for humanizing and respectful language to describe people who experience incarceration. BMC international health and human rights 2018. PMID: 30445949


  56. Ekaireb R, Ahalt C, Sudore R, Metzger L, Williams B. "We Take Care of Patients, but We Don't Advocate for Them": Advance Care Planning in Prison or Jail. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2018. PMID: 30300941


  57. Ahalt C, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Miller BL, Rosen HJ, Barnes DE, Williams BA. Cognition and Incarceration: Cognitive Impairment and Its Associated Outcomes in Older Adults in Jail. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2018. PMID: 30232805


  58. Humphreys J, Ahalt C, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Widera E, Williams B. Six-Month Emergency Department Use among Older Adults Following Jail Incarceration. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2018. PMID: 29204845


  59. Romo RD, Cenzer IS, Williams BA, Smith AK. Relationship Between Expectation of Death and Location of Death Varies by Race/Ethnicity. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 2018. PMID: 29724110


  60. Pont J, Enggist S, Stöver H, Williams B, Greifinger R, Wolff H. Prison Health Care Governance: Guaranteeing Clinical Independence. American journal of public health 2018. PMID: 29470125


  61. Greene M, Ahalt C, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Metzger L, Williams B. Older adults in jail: high rates and early onset of geriatric conditions. Health & justice 2018. PMID: 29455436


  62. Ahalt C, Haney C, Kinner S, Williams B. Balancing the Rights to Protection and Participation: A Call for Expanded Access to Ethically Conducted Correctional Health Research. Journal of general internal medicine 2018. PMID: 29404944


  63. Myers JJ, Kang Dufour MS, Koester KA, Morewitz M, Packard R, Monico Klein K, Estes M, Williams B, Riker A, Tulsky J. The Effect of Patient Navigation on the Likelihood of Engagement in Clinical Care for HIV-Infected Individuals Leaving Jail. American journal of public health 2018. PMID: 29345992


  64. Bedard R, Metzger L, & Williams B.. Ageing prisoners: An introduction to geriatric health-care challenges in correctional facilities International Review of the Red Cross, doi:10.1017/S1816383117000364 2017. PMID:


  65. Ahalt C, Rothman A, Williams BA. Examining the role of healthcare professionals in the use of solitary confinement. BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 2017. PMID: 29066498


  66. Ahalt C, Williams B. Advancing evidence-based interventions at the intersection of criminal justice and health. International journal of prisoner health 2017. PMID: 28914123


  67. Metzger L, Ahalt C, Kushel M, Riker A, Williams B. Mobilizing cross-sector community partnerships to address the needs of criminal justice-involved older adults: a framework for action. Volume 13 of Issue 3-4. 2017. PMID: 28914125


  68. Ahalt C, Sudore R, Bolano M, Metzger L, Darby AM, Williams B. "Teach-to-Goal" to Better Assess Informed Consent Comprehension among Incarcerated Clinical Research Participants. Volume 19 of Issue 9. AMA journal of ethics 2017. PMID: 28905727


  69. Mitchell A, Williams B. Compassionate Release Policy Reform: Physicians as Advocates for Human Dignity. AMA journal of ethics 2017. PMID: 28905726


  70. Baillargeon J, Pulvino JS, Leonardson JE, Linthicum LC, Williams B, Penn J, Williams RS, Baillargeon G, Murray OJ. The changing epidemiology of HIV in the criminal justice system. International journal of STD & AIDS 2017. PMID: 28449629


  71. Brown RT, Ahalt C, Rivera J, Stijacic Cenzer I, Wilhelm A, Williams BA. Good Cop, Better Cop: Evaluation of a Geriatrics Training Program for Police. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2017. PMID: 28436006


  72. Ahalt C, Williams B. Guest editorial. International journal of prisoner health 2017. PMID: 28299965


  73. Ahalt C, Haney C, Rios S, Fox MP, Farabee D, Williams B. Reducing the use and impact of solitary confinement in corrections. International journal of prisoner health 2017. PMID: 28299967


  74. Brie Williams, Alex Rothman, and Cyrus Ahalt. For Seriously Ill Prisoners, Consider Evidence-Based Compassionate Release Policies, Health Affairs http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2017/02/06/for-seriously-ill-prisoners-consider-evidence-based-compassionate-release-policies/ For Seriously Ill Prisoners, Consider Evidence-Based Compassionate Release Policies, Health Affairs http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2017/02/06/for-seriously-ill-prisoners-consider-evidence-based-compassionate-release-policies/ 2017. PMID:


  75. Williams BA. Older Prisoners and the Physical Health Effects of Solitary Confinement. American journal of public health 2016. PMID: 27831779


  76. Bolano M, Ahalt C, Ritchie C, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Williams B. Detained and Distressed: Persistent Distressing Symptoms in a Population of Older Jail Inmates. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2016. PMID: 27534904


  77. Flatt JD, Williams BA, Barnes D, Goldenson J, Ahalt C. Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and associated health and social vulnerabilities in older jail inmates. Aging & mental health 2016. PMID: 27367335


  78. Semere W, Yun K, Ahalt C, Williams B, Wang EA. Challenges in Identifying Refugees in National Health Data Sets. American journal of public health 2016. PMID: 27196649


  79. Ahalt C, Williams B. Reforming Solitary-Confinement Policy--Heeding a Presidential Call to Action. The New England journal of medicine 2016. PMID: 27144846


  80. Handtke V, Wolff H, Williams BA. The pains of imprisonment: challenging aspects of pain management in correctional settings. Pain management 2016. PMID: 26915436


  81. Ahalt C, Wang EA, Williams B. State of Research Funding From the National Institutes of Health for Criminal Justice Health Research. Annals of internal medicine 2015. PMID: 26237756


  82. Ahalt C, Bolano M, Wang EA, Williams B. The state of research funding from the National Institutes of Health for criminal justice health research. Annals of internal medicine 2015. PMID: 25732276


  83. Lisa C. Barry and Brie A. Williams. A call to understand the mental health needs of older prisoners SGIM Forum 2015. PMID:


  84. Rich JD, Allen SA, Williams BA. The need for higher standards in correctional healthcare to improve public health. Journal of general internal medicine 2014. PMID: 25523471


  85. Williams BA, Ahalt C, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Smith AK, Goldenson J, Ritchie CS. Pain behind bars: the epidemiology of pain in older jail inmates in a county jail. Journal of palliative medicine 2014. PMID: 25265035


  86. Brown RT, Ahalt C, Steinman MA, Kruger K, Williams BA. Police on the front line of community geriatric health care: challenges and opportunities. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014. PMID: 25378267


  87. Chodos AH, Ahalt C, Cenzer IS, Myers J, Goldenson J, Williams BA. Older jail inmates and community acute care use. American journal of public health 2014. PMID: 25033146


  88. Meziab O, Kirby KA, Williams B, Yaffe K, Byers AL, Barnes DE. Prisoner of war status, posttraumatic stress disorder, and dementia in older veterans. Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association 2014. PMID: 24924674


  89. Rich JD, Allen SA, Williams BA. Responding to hepatitis C through the criminal justice system. The New England journal of medicine 2014. PMID: 24827032


  90. Soones T, Ahalt C, Garrigues S, Faigman D, Williams BA. "My older clients fall through every crack in the system": geriatrics knowledge of legal professionals. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014. PMID: 24611718


  91. Rich JD, Chandler R, Williams BA, Dumont D, Wang EA, Taxman FS, Allen SA, Clarke JG, Greifinger RB, Wildeman C, Osher FC, Rosenberg S, Haney C, Mauer M, Western B. How health care reform can transform the health of criminal justice-involved individuals. Health affairs (Project Hope) 2014. PMID: 24590946


  92. Su CT, McMahan RD, Williams BA, Sharma RK, Sudore RL. Family matters: effects of birth order, culture, and family dynamics on surrogate decision-making. Volume 62 of Issue 1. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014. PMID: 24383459


  93. Ahalt C, Trestman RL, Rich JD, Greifinger RB, Williams BA. Paying the price: the pressing need for quality, cost, and outcomes data to improve correctional health care for older prisoners. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2013. PMID: 24219203


  94. Williams BA, Stern MF, Mellow J, Safer M, Greifinger RB. Aging in correctional custody: setting a policy agenda for older prisoner health care. American journal of public health 2012. PMID: 22698042


  95. Williams BA, Goodwin JS, Baillargeon J, Ahalt C, Walter LC. Addressing the aging crisis in U.S. criminal justice health care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2012. PMID: 22642489


  96. Chen B, Covinsky KE, Stijacic Cenzer I, Adler N, Williams BA. Subjective social status and functional decline in older adults. Journal of general internal medicine 2012. PMID: 22215272


  97. Sun VK, Stijacic Cenzer I, Kao H, Ahalt C, Williams BA. How safe is your neighborhood? Perceived neighborhood safety and functional decline in older adults. Journal of general internal medicine 2011. PMID: 22160889


  98. Smith AK, Williams BA, Lo B. Discussing overall prognosis with the very elderly. The New England journal of medicine 2011. PMID: 22150033


  99. Chang A, Chur E, Kao H, Kawahara S, Williams B. Training clinicians and building systems for an aging century San Francisco Medicine 2011. PMID:


  100. Ahalt C, Binswanger IA, Steinman M, Tulsky J, Williams BA. Confined to ignorance: the absence of prisoner information from nationally representative health data sets. Journal of general internal medicine 2011. PMID: 21922160


  101. Williams BA, Sudore RL, Greifinger R, Morrison RS. Balancing punishment and compassion for seriously ill prisoners. Volume 155 of Issue 2. Annals of internal medicine 2011. PMID: 21628351


  102. Asch SM, Damberg CL, Hiatt L, Teleki SS, Shaw R, Hill TE, Benjamin-Johnson R, Eisenman DP, Kulkarni SP, Wang E, Williams B, Yesus A, Grudzen CR. Selecting performance indicators for prison health care. Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care 2011. PMID: 21525117


  103. Teleki SS, Damberg CL, Shaw R, Hiatt L, Williams B, Hill TE, Asch SM. The current state of quality of care measurement in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care 2011. PMID: 21525115


  104. Castillo LS, Williams BA, Hooper SM, Sabatino CP, Weithorn LA, Sudore RL. Lost in translation: the unintended consequences of advance directive law on clinical care. Volume 154 of Issue 2. Annals of internal medicine 2011. PMID: 21242368


  105. Smith AK, Cenzer IS, Knight SJ, Puntillo KA, Widera E, Williams BA, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE. The epidemiology of pain during the last 2 years of life. Annals of internal medicine 2010. PMID: 21041575


  106. Williams BA, McGuire J, Lindsay RG, Baillargeon J, Cenzer IS, Lee SJ, Kushel M. Coming home: health status and homelessness risk of older pre-release prisoners. Volume 25 of Issue 10. Journal of general internal medicine 2010. PMID: 20532651


  107. Baillargeon J, Williams BA, Mellow J, Harzke AJ, Hoge SK, Baillargeon G, Greifinger RB. Parole revocation among prison inmates with psychiatric and substance use disorders. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 2009. PMID: 19880471


  108. Williams BA, Baillargeon JG, Lindquist K, Walter LC, Covinsky KE, Whitson HE, Steinman MA. Medication prescribing practices for older prisoners in the Texas prison system. American journal of public health 2009. PMID: 19762661


  109. Mehta KM, Stewart AL, Langa KM, Yaffe K, Moody-Ayers S, Williams BA, Covinsky KE. "Below average" self-assessed school performance and Alzheimer's disease in the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study. Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association 2009. PMID: 19751917


  110. Williams BA, Lindquist K, Hill T, Baillargeon J, Mellow J, Greifinger R, Walter LC. Caregiving behind bars: correctional officer reports of disability in geriatric prisoners. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2009. PMID: 19582902


  111. Sudore RL, Landefeld CS, Pérez-Stable EJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Williams BA, Schillinger D. Unraveling the relationship between literacy, language proficiency, and patient-physician communication. Volume 75 of Issue 3. Patient education and counseling 2009. PMID: 19442478


  112. Lee SJ, Sudore RL, Williams BA, Lindquist K, Chen HL, Covinsky KE. Functional limitations, socioeconomic status, and all-cause mortality in moderate alcohol drinkers. Volume 57 of Issue 6. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2009. PMID: 19473456


  113. Schickedanz AD, Schillinger D, Landefeld CS, Knight SJ, Williams BA, Sudore RL. A clinical framework for improving the advance care planning process: start with patients' self-identified barriers. Volume 57 of Issue 1. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2009. PMID: 19170789


  114. Baillargeon J, Snyder N, Soloway RD, Paar D, Baillargeon G, Spaulding AC, Pollock BH, Arcari CM, Williams BA, Raimer BG. Hepatocellular carcinoma prevalence and mortality in a male state prison population. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) 2009. PMID: 19413034


  115. Baillargeon J, Binswanger IA, Penn JV, Williams BA, Murray OJ. Psychiatric disorders and repeat incarcerations: the revolving prison door. The American journal of psychiatry 2008. PMID: 19047321


  116. Baillargeon J, Thomas CR, Williams B, Begley CE, Sharma S, Pollock BH, Murray OJ, Pulvino JS, Raimer B. Medical emergency department utilization patterns among uninsured patients with psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 2008. PMID: 18587001


  117. Williams B, Greifinger R. Elder care in jails and prisons: Are we prepared? J Correct Health Care 2008. PMID:


  118. Sudore RL, Schickedanz AD, Landefeld CS, Williams BA, Lindquist K, Pantilat SZ, Schillinger D. Engagement in multiple steps of the advance care planning process: a descriptive study of diverse older adults. Volume 56 of Issue 6. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2008. PMID: 18410324


  119. Williams BA, Lindquist K, Sudore RL, Covinsky KE, Walter LC. Screening mammography in older women. Effect of wealth and prognosis. Volume 168 of Issue 5. Archives of internal medicine 2008. PMID: 18332298


  120. Sudore RL, Landefeld CS, Barnes DE, Lindquist K, Williams BA, Brody R, Schillinger D. An advance directive redesigned to meet the literacy level of most adults: a randomized trial. Volume 69 of Issue 1-3. Patient education and counseling 2007. PMID: 17942272


  121. Pollack CE, Chideya S, Cubbin C, Williams B, Dekker M, Braveman P. Should health studies measure wealth? A systematic review. American journal of preventive medicine 2007. PMID: 17826585


  122. Baillargeon J, Soloway RD, Paar D, Giordano TP, Murray O, Grady J, Williams B, Pulvino J, Raimer BG. End-stage liver disease in a state prison population. Annals of epidemiology 2007. PMID: 17689260


  123. Lindner SA, Davoren JB, Vollmer A, Williams B, Landefeld CS. An electronic medical record intervention increased nursing home advance directive orders and documentation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2007. PMID: 17608871


  124. Williams BA, Lindquist K, Moody-Ayers SY, Walter LC, Covinsky KE. Functional impairment, race, and family expectations of death. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2006. PMID: 17087694


  125. Sudore RL, Landefeld CS, Williams BA, Barnes DE, Lindquist K, Schillinger D. Use of a modified informed consent process among vulnerable patients: a descriptive study. Volume 21 of Issue 8. Journal of general internal medicine 2006. PMID: 16881949


  126. Williams BA, Lindquist K, Sudore RL, Strupp HM, Willmott DJ, Walter LC. Being old and doing time: functional impairment and adverse experiences of geriatric female prisoners. Volume 54 of Issue 4. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2006. PMID: 16686886