Dr. Williams is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. He completed his Pharm.D. and geriatrics residency at the University of Southern California. He also completed a fellowship in geriatric health policy at the Andrus Gerontology Center at USC. During his career at USC, Dr. Williams practiced in interprofessional geriatric primary care clinics, where he managed medication therapy and precepted student pharmacists.
Dr. Williams' research interests include evaluation of drug therapy in older adults and on interprofessional geriatrics curriculum development for the health professions. He has worked extensively with the USC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and with Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles.
He was the 2003 recipient of the George F. Archambault Award for sustained contributions to senior care pharmacy, presented by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and has been inducted into the California Pharmacists Association Hall of Fame. He is a founding member of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. Dr. Williams is an author of the chapter on Geriatric Neurocognitive Disorders for Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, for which he is a past section and senior editor.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Geriatric Health Professions Curriculum Development
Medication Use Patterns in Older Adults
Medication Use Among Adults Aging With Disabilities
University of Southern California: Pharm.D.
- Member, Geriatric Assessment Program
- Member, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
- Member, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
- Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
- Member, American Geriatrics Society
- Member, Gerontological Society of America