Received a B.S. degree in psychology and philosophy from Brigham Young University in 2001, and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis in 2007. He completed his pre-doctoral residency at the North Texas VA Health Care System.

Personal Statement

I am a clinical psychologist invested in implementing and disseminating evidence-based behavioral health practices into educational curricula and clinical settings, particularly with problematic substance use. I serve as the director of Behavioral Health Integration within the Department of Family and Community Medicine, where our goal is to provide seamless access to behavioral health services to patients in our primary care clinics.

Areas of Specialty

Substance use
Behavioral Health

Key Publications

Journal Article
Williams, Daniel, 2021 .Practice and dissemination of SBIRT: Integrating psychology interns into medicalstudent education.
Journal Article
Williams, Daniel, 2021 Psychological correlates of smoker’s identity in adults reporting mentalhealth diagnoses
Journal Article
Williams, Daniel, 2020 Comparing standardized patient and expert assessment of SBIRT proficiency in third year medical students.


  • English

Research and Scholarship

Schumacher, J.A. & Williams, D.C. (2019). Psychological treatment of medical patients experiencing harmful substance use. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Robertson, M.N., Williams, D., Seitz, H., Downey, L., Hardman, A., Busy, D. (2019). The PROMISE initiative: Who should give patients information on opioids? Journal of the Mississippi Medical Association, 60 (2), 68-72.

deShazo, R.D., Parker, S.B., Williams, D., Ingram, J.B., Elsohly, M., Rodenmeyer, K., &
McCullouch, K. (2019). Marijuana’s effects on brain structure and function: What do we know and what should we do? A brief review and commentary. The American Journal of Medicine, 132 (3), 281-285. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.09.006

Madson, M.B., Villarosa-Hurlocker, M.C., Schumacher J.A., Williams, D.C., &
Gauthier, J.M. (2019). Training in motivational interviewing for substance use treatment professionals: A systematic review. Substance Abuse, 40, 43-51.

Schumacher, J.A., Williams, D.C., Burke, R.S., Epler, A.J., Simon, P. Coffey, S.F.
(2018). Brief report: Competency-based supervision in motivational interviewing for advanced psychology trainees: Targeting an a priori benchmark. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 149-153. doi: 10.1037/tep0000177