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Redford B. Williams, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Redford B. Williams
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M.D.Yale University1967

Clinical Psychology
Research Interests:

Psychosocial precursors of medical illness and death, with particular emphasis on the role of the hostility complex (cynicism, anger, and aggression) and social support in the etiology and course of coronary heart disease; biological and neurobiological mechanisms whereby psychosocial influences on health are mediated; more basic studies of the psychophysiology of the autonomic nervous system and neuroendocrine system; the role of genetic variation in behavioral, emotional, and biological responses to stress; psychiatric comorbidity in medical disorders; cross-cultural studies of psychosocial factors in illness, with collaborations currently with investigators in Japan and the USSR.

Curriculum Vitae
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  1. Williams, R.B. Neurobiology, cellular and molecular biology, and psychosomatic medicine. PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, 56: 308-315, 1994..
  2. 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..
  3. Williams, R.B. Psychological factors in coronary artery disease: Epidemiologic evidence. CIRCULATION, 76: 117-123, 1987..
  4. 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..
  5. 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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