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Jill M Williams, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

The focus of Dr. Williams work has been in addressing tobacco in individuals with mental illness or other addictions through treatment and systems interventions. Dr Williams has developed training curricula for behavioral health professionals and manualized treatments for treating tobacco in mental health settings. She is a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatry and member of the APA Council on Addictions. Dr. Williams has received research funding from sources including the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and American Legacy Foundation. Her publications have appeared in numerous journals including Nicotine and Tobacco Research, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and in 2015 she was the recipient of the Remarkable Achievement Award of the NJ Psychiatric Association. Dr. Williams is motivated by knowing that more than one third of all smokers are individuals with a mental illness or an addiction.

Previous Sessions

Monday, May 23, 2016


Presenters provide a review of tobacco dependence pharmacotherapy with a focus on use in the hospital setting, use in people with serious mental illness, the role pharmacy professionals play in implementation of pharmacotherapy treatment, and the challenges of pharmacotherapy treatments in low resource settings.