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Pamela A. Williams

Senior Research Scientist

Pamela Williams, PhD, is a senior research scientist who leads research studies to design and evaluate obesity prevention, nutrition education, and diabetes self-management programs, and to enhance the effectiveness of health communications. She has over 10 years of experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods including cognitive interviewing; experimental design; survey development; and development, testing, and evaluation of health communications interventions aimed at motivating individuals to engage in healthy behaviors. Dr. Williams has worked on a variety of public health subject areas including nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention; diabetes; prescription medications; and cancer prevention and detection.

Education

Post-Doctorate, Health Psychology, Yale University; PhD, Social Psychology, University of Houston; MS, General Experimental Psychology, Old Dominion University; BS, Psychology, James Madison University.

Latest Publications

How Accurate Are Americans' Perceptions of Their Own Weight? — Journal of Health Communication
Squiers, L., Renaud, J., McCormack, L., Tzeng, J., Bann, C., & Williams, P. (Feb 2014)
The value of partnerships in state obesity prevention and control programs — Health Promotion Practice
Hersey, J., Kelly, B., Roussel, A., Curtis, L., Horne, J., Williams-Piehota, P., et al. (Mar 2012)
The value of partnerships in state obesity prevention and control programs — Health Promotion Practice
Hersey, J., Kelly, B., Roussel, A., Curtis, L., Horne, J., Williams-Piehota, P., et al. (Mar 2012)
Best practices in the Veterans Health Administration's MOVE! weight management program — American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Kahwati, L.C., Lewis, M.A., Kane, H., Williams, P.A., Nerz, P., Jones, K.R., et al. (Nov 2011)
Translating medical evidence to promote informed health care decisions — Health Services Research
McCormack, L., Treiman, K., Bann, C., Williams-Piehota, P., Driscoll, D., Poehlman, J., Soloe, C., Lohr, K., et al. (Aug 2011)
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