Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022 Associations between geography, decision-making style, and interest in cancer clinical trial participation.Cancer2022
2022 Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence and Patient Cost Responsibility for Rural and Urban Cancer SurvivorsJco Oncology Practice.  18:E1234-E1246. 2022
2022 Health insurance and financial hardship in cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemicPLoS One.  17. 2022
2022 Impact of lay navigation on utilization and Medicare spending for cancer survivors in the “Deep South”Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  16:705-713. 2022
2021 Utilizing Data Visualization to Identify Survival and Treatment Differences Between Women With De Novo and Recurrent Metastatic Breast CancerClinical Breast Cancer.  21:292-301. 2021
2021 Patient perspectives on chemotherapy de-escalation in breast cancerCancer Medicine.  10:3288-3298. 2021
2021 Quantifying treatment preferences and their association with financial toxicity in women with breast cancerCancer.  127:449-457. 2021
2020 Health care-related time costs in patients with metastatic breast cancerCancer Medicine.  9:8423-8431. 2020
2020 Trust but Verify: Exploring the Role of Treatment-Related Information and Patient-Physician Trust in Shared Decision Making Among Patients with Metastatic Breast CancerJournal of Cancer Education.  35:885-892. 2020
2020 Importance of quality-of-life priorities and preferences surrounding treatment decision making in patients with cancer and oncology cliniciansCancer.  126:3534-3541. 2020
2019 Healthy lifestyle discussions between healthcare providers and older cancer survivors: Data from 12 cancer centers in the Southeastern United StatesCancer Medicine.  8:7123-7132. 2019
2019 Hypofractionated radiation in older women with breast cancerThe Breast Journal.  25:1206-1213. 2019
2019 What Is Important When Making Treatment Decisions in Metastatic Breast Cancer? A Qualitative Analysis of Decision-Making in Patients and OncologistsThe Oncologist.  24:1313-1321. 2019
2019 An examination of the relationship between patient satisfaction with healthcare and quality of life in a geriatric population with cancer in the Southeastern United StatesJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:787-791. 2019
2019 Lay navigation across the cancer continuum for older cancer survivors: Equally beneficial for Black and White survivors?Journal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:779-786. 2019
2019 Impact of travel time on health care costs and resource use by phase of care for older patients with cancerJournal of Clinical Oncology.  37:1935-1945. 2019
2019 Disparities in Hospice Utilization for Older Cancer Patients Living in the Deep SouthJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  58:86-91. 2019
2019 Association Between Executive Dysfunction and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living: Racial and Ethnic Differences Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the Southeastern US.Journal of the National Medical Association.  111:320-327. 2019
2019 Determination of the Minimal Important Change in the Life-Space AssessmentJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  67:565-569. 2019
2019 Evaluating the impact of treatment care planning on quality measuresJournal of Oncology Practice.  15:E271-E276. 2019
2019 Life-Space Predicts Health Care Utilization in Community-Dwelling Older AdultsJournal of Aging and Health.  31:280-292. 2019
2019 Unmet social support needs among older adults with cancerCancer.  125:473-481. 2019
2019 Guideline discordance and patient cost responsibility in medicarebeneficiaries with metastatic breast cancerJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.  17:1221-1228. 2019
2019 Impact of Guideline-Discordant Treatment on Cost and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults with Early-Stage Breast CancerThe Oncologist.  24:31-37. 2019
2019 Visualization of sequential treatments in metastatic breast cancerJCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.  1-8. 2019
2018 Concordance with NCCN treatment guidelines: Relations with health care utilization, cost, and mortality in breast cancer patients with secondary metastasisCancer.  124:4231-4240. 2018
2018 Choosing Wisely at the End of Life: Use of Shorter Courses of Palliative Radiation Therapy for Bone MetastasisInternational Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics.  102:320-324. 2018
2018 Impact of nonconcordance with NCCN guidelines on resource utilization, cost, and mortality in de novo metastatic breast cancerJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.  16:1084-1091. 2018
2018 Hospice care, cancer-directed therapy, and Medicare expenditures among older patients dying with malignant brain tumorsNeuro-Oncology.  20:986-993. 2018
2018 Where are the opportunities for reducing health care spending within alternative payment models?Journal of Oncology Practice.  14:e375-e383. 2018
2018 Social and Demographic Predictors of Nutritional Risk: Cross-sectional Analyses From the UAB Study of Aging IIFamily and Community Health.  41:S33-S45. 2018
2018 Improving shared decision-making in chronic lymphocytic leukemia through multidisciplinary educationTranslational Behavioral Medicine.  8:175-182. 2018
2018 Most impactful factors on the health-related quality of life of a geriatric population with cancerCancer.  124:596-605. 2018
2018 Radiation therapy utilization in Medicare beneficiaries with early-stage breast cancerCancer.  124:475-481. 2018
2018 Healthcare utilization, Medicare spending, and sources of patient distress identified during implementation of a lay navigation program for older patients with breast cancerBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  167:215-223. 2018
2017 Effects of Calorie Restriction in Obese Older Adults: The CROSSROADS Randomized Controlled TrialJournal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.  73:73-80. 2017
2017 Hospital-based end-of-life care and costs for older patients with malignant brain tumorsJAMA Oncology.  3:1581-1582. 2017
2017 Feasibility of a Telehealth Educational Program on Self-Management of Pain and Fatigue in Adult Cancer PatientsJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  53:1071-1078. 2017
2017 Resource use and medicare costs during lay navigation for geriatric patients with cancerJAMA Oncology.  3:817-825. 2017
2017 Implementation and Impact of Patient Lay Navigator-Led Advance Care Planning ConversationsJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  53:682-692. 2017
2017 Life-Space Mobility Change Predicts 6-Month MortalityJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  65:833-838. 2017
2017 Choosing wisely: Opportunities for improving value in cancer care delivery?Journal of Oncology Practice.  13:e11-e21. 2017
2017 ED Utilization and Self-Reported Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Older AdultsJournal of Emergency Nursing.  43:57-69. 2017
2016 Impact of Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalization on Mobility Among Community-Dwelling Older AdultsAmerican Journal of Medicine.  129:1124.e9-1124.e15. 2016
2015 The impact of veteran status on life-space mobility among older black and white men in the deep southEthnicity and Disease.  25:255-262. 2015
2015 Patient-centered approach to designing sickle cell transition educationJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.  37:43-47. 2015
2014 Comparison of in-person and telephone administration of the mini-mental state examination in the University of Alabama at Birmingham study of agingJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  62:1928-1932. 2014

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2020
  • Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2013
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology / Biological Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2011
  • Full Name

  • Courtney Williams