• Dr. Curry is a Professor of Medicine (Emeritus) who joined our faculty in 2004. He is the former Associate Dean of the Tuscaloosa Regional Medical Campus of UAB (1997 -2004). He formerly was in private practice in Rural Alabama. Until 2021, Dr. Curry was also the Associate Dean for Primary Care and Rural Medicine. He is the former President of the State Medical Association and member of the State Committee of Public Health and Board of Medical Examiners. He served as Chair of the HRSA Advisory Committee in 2009-2010. He served from 2019-2023 as Governor of the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He does significant ward attending and clinic supervision at the BVAMC and University Hospital. Dr. Curry received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and his Residency at the Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville TN.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 COVID Community-Engaged Testing in Alabama: Reaching Underserved Rural Populations Through CollaborationAmerican Journal of Public Health.  112:1399-1403. 2022
    2022 Use of a Screening Protocol to Identify Asymptomatic COVID-19 in a Free Community Health Clinic in Shelby County, Alabama, October 2020–February 2021Public Health Reports.  137:826-831. 2022
    2021 The Association Between Neighborhood Social Vulnerability and COVID-19 Testing, Positivity, and Incidence in Alabama and LouisianaJournal of Community Health.  46:1115-1123. 2021
    2021 A state-based approach to genomics for rare disease and population screeningGenetics in Medicine.  23:777-781. 2021
    2020 Recruiting diversity where it exists: The Alabama Genomic Health InitiativeJournal of Genetic Counseling.  29:471-478. 2020
    2019 What Attracts Medical Students to Primary Care? A Nominal Group EvaluationSouthern Medical Journal.  112:76-82. 2019
    2018 Improving Population Health among Uninsured Patients with DiabetesPopulation Health Management.  21:373-377. 2018
    2018 Authors' Response to "Creating Health Equity Curricula"Family Medicine.  50:243. 2018
    2017 Development of a multifaceted health disparities curriculum for medical residentsFamily Medicine.  49:796-802. 2017
    2017 Providing primary care using an interprofessional collaborative practice model: What clinicians have learnedJournal of Professional Nursing.  33:410-416. 2017
    2015 Evaluation of team-based care in an urban free clinic settingNursing Administration Quarterly.  39:254-262. 2015
    2013 A 70-year-old man with dementia and ataxiaGeriatrics and Gerontology International.  13:229-230. 2013
    2012 Medication intensification in diabetes in rural primary care: A cluster-randomised effectiveness trialBMJ Open.  2. 2012
    2012 Quality of Diabetes Mellitus Care by Rural Primary Care PhysiciansJournal of Rural Health.  28:364-371. 2012
    2012 Thinking doctor. The road to healing.The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha-Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha.  75:26-27. 2012
    2011 A web-based diabetes intervention for physician: A cluster-randomized effectiveness trialInternational Journal for Quality in Health Care.  23:682-689. 2011
    2011 Use of ecological momentary assessment to guide curricular change in graduate medical education.Journal of graduate medical education.  3:162-167. 2011
    2010 Is physician engagement with web-based CME associated with patients' baseline hemoglobin A1c levels? the rural diabetes online care studyAcademic Medicine.  85:1511-1517. 2010
    2005 Evidence for expanding physician supply [3] (multiple letters)ACP journal club.  142:472-474. 2005
    2005 Evidence for expanding physician supply.ACP journal club.  142:473. 2005
    2004 Nicotine Replacement Therapy-associated Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic HormoneSouthern Medical Journal.  97:322-324. 2004
    1996 The future of a state medical journal.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  65:5. 1996
    1986 One more time on DRGs.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  56:22-24. 1986
    1986 Necrotizing arteritis associated with blastomycosisSouthern Medical Journal.  79:519-520. 1986
    1983 Neurogenic bladder in Rocky Mountain spotted fever.JAMA Internal Medicine.  143:365. 1983
    1983 Neurogenic Bladder in Rocky Mountain Spotted FeverArchives of Internal Medicine.  143:365. 1983
    1981 Klinefelter's syndrome and mediastinal germ cell neoplasmsInvestigative urology.  125:127-129. 1981
    1980 Human Nocardiosis: A Clinical Review With Selected Case ReportsJAMA Internal Medicine.  140:818-826. 1980

    Education And Training

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Internship
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Residency
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Residency
  • Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University 1976
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Chemistry, University of Alabama 1972
  • Full Name

  • William Curry