Linda S. Williams, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Scientist, Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Chief of Neurology, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
Research Coordinator, VA HSR&D Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)
Dr. Williams is Chief of Neurology in the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and Associate Professor of Neurology in the Indiana University School of Medicine. As a neurology health services researcher in the IU Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research and Regenstrief Institute, Inc., she is working to implement evidence to improve stroke care and outcomes. Her primary research interests are developing quality of life measurement methods, evaluating the relationship between post-stroke depression and quality of life, and in using quality of life assessment at the point of care to improve stroke outcomes and process of care.
Dr. Williams is the co-PI of the VA Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) – a VA research program whose mission is reducing stroke risk and maximizing the functional status and quality of life of veterans with stroke by systematically implementing clinical research findings and evidence-based guidelines into routine clinical practice. The three research foci of the QUERI are access to rehabilitation after stroke, management of atrial fibrillation to reduce stroke risk, and detection and treatment of post-stroke depression. She is committed both as a researcher and as a clinician to improving the quality of care for veterans with stroke, and to advancing the science of implementation by testing implementation intervention strategies in real world settings. She has served on guidelines development committees for the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and on the AHA Cerebrovascular Quality of Care and Outcomes Group.
Dr. Williams is board certified in neurology with special expertise in the areas of brain ischemia, cerebrovascular disorders, cognition disorders, dementia-related behavioral disorders, epilepsy, seizure disorders, and stroke. She is Chief of Neurology at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.
|Cerebrovascular disease; Research outcomes|
HOSPITALS & AFFILIATIONS
|Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center|
|School of Medicine||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Residency||University of Rochester|
|Fellowships||Indiana University School of Medicine|
I. VA HSR&D 02/15/2010 - 02/14/2013
"Intervention for Stroke Performance Improvement using Redesign Engineering" (PI)
Study designed to determine clinical and administration response to the report from the Office of Quality Improvement on stroke performance indicators and conduct a formative evaluation in order to design and execute an intervention in year 3 to improve stroke care performance.
II. VA HSR&D 04/01/2004 - 09/30/2013
"Stroke QUERI Center" (PI)
The program accomplishes its mission by engaging a network of local and national collaborators to secure VA HSR&D and other competitive grants to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve VA stroke care nationwide.
III. VA QUERI 10/01/2008 - 03/31/2012
"Development and Pilot Test of Implementing a Stroke Quality Improvement Decision Support System (SQUIDSS)" (PI: Thomas Kent)
The objective for this implementation project is to address these gaps by developing and evaluating the pilot implementation of a computer based quality improvement, decision support and outcomes monitoring tool for veterans admitted with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) within the Emergency Department. This service directed project will be the first developmental step toward this overall goal. Role: co-PI
|Selected Publications|||||Go To PubMed List >>|
- Roumie CL, Ofner S. Ross JS, Arling G, Williams LS, Ordin DL, Bravata DM. Prevalence of inadequate blood pressure control among veterans after acute ischemic stroke hospitalization: a retrospective cohort. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2011;4:399-407. PMID: 21693725.
- Ekundayo OJ, Vassar SD, Williams LS, Bravata DM, Cheng EM. Using administrative databases
to calculate Framingham scores within a large health care organization. Stroke; 2011;42:1982-1987.
- Ross JS, Arling G, Ofner S, Roumie CL, Keyhani S, Williams LS, Ordin DL, Bravata DM. Correlation of inpatient and outpatient measures of stroke care quality within veterans health administration hospitals. Stroke 2011;42: DOI:10/1151/STROKEAHA.110.611913.
- Sung V, Meschia J, Jones W, Williams L, Granstaff U. Sensitivity and Specificity of Stroke Symptom Questions to Detect Stroke or TIA. Neuroepidemiology. 2011;36:100-104.
- Bravata DM, Wells CK, Lo AC, Nadeau S, Melillo J, Chodkowski D, Struve F, Williams LS, Peixoto A, Gorman M, Goel P, Acompora G, McClain V, Kassa A, Ranjbar N, Tabereaux PB, Boice JL, Erkulwater S, Peduzzi P, Brass LM, Concato J. Processes of Care Associated with Acute Stroke Outcomes. Arch Internal Med 2010;170:804-810.
- Bruno A, Saha C, Williams LS. Percent change on the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale: A useful acute stroke outcome measure. J Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 2009; 18(1):56-59.
- Williams LS, Kroenke K, Bakas T, Plue LD, Brizendine E, Tu W, Hendrie H. Care-management of post-stroke depression: a randomized controlled trial. Stroke 2007; 38(3):998-1003.
- Bruno A, Saha C, Williams LS. Using change in the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale to measure treatment effect in acute stroke trials. Stroke 2006; 37(3):920-921.
- Jones WJ, Williams LS, Meschia JF. Validating the Questionnaire to Verify Stroke-free Status
by patient history and physical examination. Stroke 2001; 32:2232-2236.
- Williams LS, Yilmaz E, Lopez-Yunez AM. Retrospective assessment of initial stroke severity with the NIH Stroke Scale. Stroke 2000; 31:858-62.