Reg Arthur Williams
Reg Arthur Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482
Scholarly Expertise / Activity
- Intervention research
- Military members
- Internet intervention
Dr. Williams's primary area of expertise is depression and stress and, accordingly, most of his research has focused on interventions to reduce stress and symptoms of depression. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator for the five research grants funded by DoD and TriService Nursing Research Program to investigate stress, coping, and depression specifically in members of the military. The studies represent a program of research to develop an intervention that assists military members in managing stressful conditions. In the most recent study, he adapted the Stress Gym Internet Intervention program to help combat casualty patients with the stress of their combat injuries and to evaluate the website by nurses who provide care to these patients.
Current Research Grants and Programs:
- Williams, R. A. (PI), Hagerty, B. M. “Stress Gym for Combat Casualty Patients.” TriService Nursing Research Program, Department of Defense, TSNRP #N06-P16, HU0001-06-1-TS11. /1/06-8/30/11.
Dr. Williams is a master teacher and has taught numerous courses in research and data analysis. Most recently, he has taught a doctoral level course in measurement, a graduate course on data management and data analysis, and an Honor’s course in nursing research. As the chair, he has mentored numerous doctoral students in program planning, preliminary examinations, and dissertation research. He has been attributed to helping students think about their work and how they can continue to improve it. He has also found creative ways of teaching complex concepts using computer-aided instruction and hands-on learning experiences to foster students’ learning and development of expertise.
Affiliations / Service
- Reviewer, Institute of Medicine (IOM) Draft Report: Provision of Mental Health Counseling Services under TRICARE, 2010
- Member, Executive Committee, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, 1998-2001; 2006-2009; 2010-present
- Chair of the Faculty, School of Nursing, University of Michigan 2009-10
- Chair, Indepth Learning Corporation Institutional Review Board (IRB) 2003-present
- Member, Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB Health), 1999-2002
- Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 1980-present (Chair of PMHN research section)
Notable Awards / Honors
- Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Nursing, University of Utah, 2008
- Certificate of Merit, Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, 2000
- Excellence in Education Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Chapter, 1997
- Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1981
- PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1980
- MN, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1972
- BSN, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1968
- Williams, R. A., Hagerty, B. M., Brasington, S., Clem, J., & Williams, D. A., (in press). Stress Gym: Feasibility of deploying a Web-enhanced behavioral self-management program for stress in a military setting. Military Medicine.
- Hagerty, B. M., Williams, R. A., Bingham, M., & Richard, M. (in press). Military nurses and combat casualty patients: A qualitative analysis of psychosocial care. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.
- Shin, N-M, Hagerty, B. M., & Williams, R. A. (2010). Gender comparison in depressive symptoms and use of antidepressant medications following acute coronary syndrome. Applied Nursing Research, 23, 73-79.
- Kalisch, B., & Williams, R. A. (2009). Development and psychometric testing of a tool to measure missed nursing care. Journal of Nursing Administration. 39, 211-219.
- Kalisch, B., Landstrom, G., & Williams, R. A. (2009). Missed nursing care: Errors of omission. Nursing Outlook, 57, 3-9.
- Williams, R. A., Hagerty, B. M., Andrei, A-C., Yousha, S. M., Hirth, R. A., & Hoyle, K. S. (2007). STARS: Strategies to assist Navy recruits’ success. Military Medicine, 72, 942-949.
- Bay, E., Hagerty, B. K., & Williams, R. A (2007). Depressive Symptomatology Among Community-Dwelling Persons with Mild-to-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury: A Comparison of Measures. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 21, 2-11.
- Bay, E., Hagerty, B. K. Williams, R. A., Kirsch, N., & Gillespie, B. (2005). Chronic stress, salivary cortisol response, interpersonal relatedness, and depression among community dwelling survivors of traumatic brain injury. Jounal of Neuroscience in Nursing, 37, 4-14.
- Chen, S. C., Hwu, H. G., & Williams, R. A. (2005). Psychiatric nurses’ anxiety and cognition in managing psychiatric patients’ aggression. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 19(3), 141-149.
- Choenarom, C., Williams, R. A., & Hagerty, B. M. (2005). The role of sense of belonging and social support on stress and depression in depressed individuals. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 19, 18-29.
- Williams, R. A., & Hagerty, B. K. (Guest Eds.). (2004). Depression research: Nursing’s contributions. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 18(2/3), 117-122.
- Williams, R. A., Hagerty, B. K., Yousha, S., Horrocks, J., Hoyle, K., & Liu, D (2004). Psychosocial effects of the BOOT STRAP Intervention with Navy Recruits. Military Medicine, 169, 814-820.
- Williams, R. A., Hagerty, B. K., & Brooks, G. (2004). Trier Social Stress Test (TSST): Using as a nursing research method. Nursing Research, 53, 277-280.
- Williams, R.A., Hagerty, B.K., Yousha, S., Hoyle, K., &Oe, H. (2002). Factors associated with depression in navy recruits. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 58(4), 323-337.
- Williams, R.A., Hagerty, B., & Ketefian, S. (2005). Depression research in nursing: Global perspective. New York: Springer.