Brent Williams
Research Investigator I

LOCATION(S)
Center for Health Research
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822 
Phone: 570-214-6594
Fax: 570-214-5170 

Research Interests

Dr. Williams' research interests focus on the optimal incorporation of cardiac imaging technologies in clinical practice. In particular, his research focuses on the comparative effectiveness of competing imaging modalities on downstream resource utilization, health care costs, and clinical outcomes. He is also interested in improving the pre-imaging prediction of the likelihood of prevalent coronary artery disease as a means to minimize inappropriate testing and improving the yield of cardiac imaging. A secondary research objective is to improve the understanding of commonly-measured, yet under-studied, biomarkers as indicators of cardiovascular pathology and guides for optimizing treatment.

Recent Publications 

  • Williams BA, Dorn JM, Donahue RP, Hovey KM, Rafalson LB, Trevisan M. (2009, August). Vitality and Recurrent Event Risk in Myocardial Infarction Survivors. Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil , 16(4), 499-505. Full Text
  • Williams BA, Sugimura H, Endo C, Nichols FC, Cassivi SD, Allen MS, Pairolero PC, Deschamps C, Yang P. (2006). Predicting Post-Recurrence Survival among Completely Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients. Ann Thorac Surg , 81,1021-1027. 
  • Williams BA, Wright RS, Murphy JG, Brilakis ES, Reeder GS, Jaffe AS. (2006, March). A New Simplified Immediate Prognostic Risk Score for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction. Emerg Med J , 23(3), 186-192.

Education 

MS, Penn State University, 1997-1999
PhD, University at Buffalo, 2005-2010

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