HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC)
Linda S. Williams, MD
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Professor of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Scientist, Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
As a neurology health services researcher in the IU Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research and Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Dr. Williams is working to implement evidence to improve stroke care and outcomes. Her primary research interests are developing quality of life measurement methods, evaluating the relationship between post-stroke depression and quality of life, and in using quality of life assessment at the point of care to improve stroke outcomes and process of care. Dr. Williams is the Co-PI of the VA Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) – a VA research program whose mission is reducing stroke risk and maximizing the functional status and quality of life of veterans with stroke by systematically implementing clinical research findings and evidence-based guidelines into routine clinical practice. The three research foci of the QUERI are access to rehabilitation after stroke, management of atrial fibrillation to reduce stroke risk, and detection and treatment of post-stroke depression. She is committed both as a researcher and as a clinician to improving the quality of care for veterans with stroke, and to advancing the science of implementation by testing implementation intervention strategies in real world settings. She has served on guidelines development committees for the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and on the AHA Cerebrovascular Quality of Care and Outcomes Group.