• I am a health services researcher studying cancer-related affordability and care access issues.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Associations between geography, decision-making style, and interest in cancer clinical trial participationCancer.  128:3977-3984. 2022
    2022 Ineligible, Unaware, or Uninterested? Associations between Underrepresented Patient Populations and Retention in the Pathway to Cancer Clinical Trial EnrollmentJco Oncology Practice.  18:E1854-E1865. 2022
    2022 Vaccine Hesitancy versus Vaccine Behavior in Patients with Chronic IllnessJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  33:2007-2031. 2022
    2022 Determinants of telemedicine adoption among financially distressed patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic: insights from a nationwide studySupportive Care in Cancer.  30:7665-7678. 2022
    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
    2022 Survival in the Real World: A National Analysis of Patients Treated for Early-Stage Breast CancerJco Oncology Practice.  18:E235-E249. 2022
    2022 Influence of Cost-Related Considerations on Clinical Trial Participation: Results from the 2020 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)Journal of General Internal Medicine2022
    2022 Patient-reported discrimination among limited-resourced cancer survivors: a brief reportJournal of Psychosocial Oncology2022
    2021 Clinical trial representativeness and treatment intensity in a real-world sample of women with early stage breast cancerBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  190:531-540. 2021
    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 The Impact of Depression on Health Care Utilization in Patients with CancerJournal of Palliative Medicine.  24:755-759. 2021
    2021 Quantifying treatment preferences and their association with financial toxicity in women with breast cancerCancer.  127:449-457. 2021
    2021 Treatment Decision Making and Financial Toxicity in Women With Metastatic Breast CancerClinical Breast Cancer.  21:37-46. 2021
    2021 “It's important to me”: A qualitative analysis on shared decision-making and patient preferences in older adults with early-stage breast cancer 2021
    2020 Oncologic services through project access and other safety net care coordination programsJco Oncology Practice.  16:E1489-E1498. 2020
    2020 Health care-related time costs in patients with metastatic breast cancerCancer Medicine.  9:8423-8431. 2020
    2020 Should we be talking about guidelines with patients? A qualitative analysis in metastatic breast cancerBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  184:115-121. 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
    2020 "i'd Want to Know, because a Year's Not a Long Time to Prepare for a Death": Role of Prognostic Information in Shared Decision Making among Women with Metastatic Breast CancerJournal of Palliative Medicine.  23:937-943. 2020
    2020 Health Insurance Literacy and Financial Hardship in Women Living with Metastatic Breast CancerJco Oncology Practice.  16:E529-E537. 2020
    2020 Prior treatment time affects survival outcomes in metastatic breast cancerJCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.  500-513. 2020
    2020 Factors That Contribute to Recovery of Community Mobility After Hospitalization Among Community-Dwelling Older AdultsJournal of Applied Gerontology.  39:435-441. 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 cancer 2019
    2019 What Is Important When Making Treatment Decisions in Metastatic Breast Cancer? A Qualitative Analysis of Decision-Making in Patients and Oncologists 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 measuresJco 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 Cancer 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 Metastasis 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?Jco 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 Association between Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Health Care Utilization in Geriatric Patients with Cancer: Findings from the Patient Care Connect Program (FR440C)Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  55:614-615. 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 Trial 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?Jco 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 Adherence to the Choosing Wisely Campaign Recommendations for Radiation Treatment Duration in Breast Cancer: Analysis of Medicare Data at 12 Centers in the Southeastern United States. 2016
    2016 Impact of Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalization on Mobility Among Community-Dwelling Older AdultsAmerican Journal of Medicine.  129:1124.e9-1124.e15. 2016
    2016 Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer: Analysis of Medicare Data at 12 Institutions. 2016
    2015 The impact of veteran status on life-space mobility among older black and white men in the deep south 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

  • National Cancer Institute, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 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 2011
  • Full Name

  • Courtney Williams