2014 Distinguished Service Award
David A. Williams, PhD
David A. Williams is currently a professor of anesthesiology, medicine, psychi¬atry, and psychology at the University of Michigan, where he also serves as the associate director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center and the codirector of Research Development within the CTSA-supported Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from The Ohio State University and prior to going to Michigan held faculty appointments at both Duke and at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Williams is both a clinician and researcher with publications in the areas of chronic illness manage¬ment, outcomes measurement and instrument development, and mechanisms of pain perception and modulation. He serves on numerous scientific editorial boards, consults with patient advocacy organizations, and sits on scientific review committees both nationally and internationally. He has been a member of the American Pain Society since 1989 and has served on numerous committees and task forces including section editor for the APS Bulletin and serving on several program committees. To date, he has served on the APS Board of Directors continuously since first being elected as a member-at-large in 2006, followed by three consecutive terms as treasurer.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding and dedicated service to APS.