Brie A. Williams, MD, MS
Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco based at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. She has a BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University and received her MD and MS in Community Medicine from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine at UCSF, was a Clinician Educator in the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, and then completed the UCSF geriatric clinical and research fellowship. Dr. Williams joined UCSF’s Division of Geriatrics faculty in 2007 as a recipient of the Hartford Geriatrics Health Outcomes Research Scholar Award.
Dr. Williams’ current work focuses on the intersection between geriatric medicine and the legal system. She is interested in the health of older adults who come into contact with the law either as perpetrators or as victims of crime. Dr. Williams is the co-founder and co-director of the Geriatrics Teaching and Consultation Service at San Quentin Prison, has worked as a healthcare consultant to the California Department of Corrections and to several legal organizations, and is the forensic geriatrician at San Francisco’s Elder Abuse Forensic Center.
As a Brookdale Fellow, Dr. Williams will conduct a series of studies to determine the medical, cognitive, and functional status of geriatric prisoners in the context of their environment; assess predictors of adverse health events of geriatric prisoners; compare the health of older prisoners who will soon be released to older adults in the community; and create and pilot-test a validated tool to determine older adults' plans for – and perceived barriers to – healthcare after release.
Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellow Class of 2008