VISN 7 Knowledge Management Unit
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine
Dr. Yvette Williams, MD, MPH is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (MD 1983) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MPH 1998). She did an initial residency in Internal Medicine within the teaching hospitals of the University of London in England followed by a second Internal Medicine residency in Kentucky at the University of Louisville. Dr Williams Joined the Veterans Administration system in Louisville Kentucky in 1991. In 1993 she was appointed Medical Director of the Louisville VA’s Primary Care Clinic. In 1996 she moved to the Atlanta area where she assisted the Atlanta VA in the transition from the Acute Care/Evaluation Clinic/ER model to a genuine Primary Care Clinic system. In 2000, Dr. Williams established a Comprehensive Women’s Primary Care Clinic at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. This clinic continues to grow in size and regularly wins praise from female veterans for its customer friendly atmosphere and outlook. She developed and spearheads several population based chronic disease projects as director of the VISN 7 Chronic Disease Knowledge Management Unit.