Josh Williams, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine (2013)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Wheaton College (IL) (2008)
  • BA, Wheaton College (IL) (2008)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2016)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • General Pediatrician

Recognition & Awards

  • Jules Amer Award for Excellence in the Care of Children Through Growth and Development, University of Colorado Pediatric Residency Program (2016)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society - Residents and Fellows Section, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2014)
  • F. Howell Wright Award for Outstanding Performance in Pediatrics, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2013)
  • Joseph A. Capps Award for Outstanding Proficiency in Clinical Medicine, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2013)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2012)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society - Medical Students Section, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2012)

Publications

  • Kurlandsky KE, Stein AB, Hambidge SJ, Weintraub ES, Williams JTB. Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in the Vaccine Safety Datalink, 2011-2022. Am J Prev Med. 2024 Jan;66(1):182-184. PubMed PMID: 37669731
  • Yih WK, Daley MF, Duffy J, Fireman B, McClure D, Nelson J, Qian L, Smith N, Vazquez-Benitez G, Weintraub E, Williams JTB, Xu S, Maro JC. A broad assessment of covid-19 vaccine safety using tree-based data-mining in the vaccine safety datalink. Vaccine. 2023 Jan 16;41(3):826-835. PubMed PMID: 36535825
  • Katherine Yih W, Daley MF, Duffy J, Fireman B, McClure D, Nelson J, Qian L, Smith N, Vazquez-Benitez G, Weintraub E, Williams JTB, Xu S, Maro JC. Tree-based data mining for safety assessment of first COVID-19 booster doses in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. Vaccine. 2023 Jan 9;41(2):460-466. PubMed PMID: 36481108
  • Lockwood LZ, Williams JTB, Tanverdi M, Barry Seltz L. A Qualitative Study of Pediatric Residents' Experiences at Morning Report. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2023 Jan-Dec;10:23821205231211467. PubMed PMID: 37942024
  • Daley MF, Reifler LM, Shoup JA, Glanz JM, Naleway AL, Nelson JC, Williams JTB, McLean HQ, Vazquez-Benitez G, Goddard K, Lewin BJ, Weintraub ES, McNeil MM, Razzaghi H, Singleton JA. Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women in the United States: The contribution of vaccine-related attitudes. Prev Med. 2023 Dec;177:107751. PubMed PMID: 37926397
  • Katherine Yih W, Daley MF, Duffy J, Fireman B, McClure DL, Nelson JC, Qian L, Smith N, Vazquez-Benitez G, Weintraub E, Williams JTB, Xu S, Maro JC. Safety signal identification for COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccination using tree-based scan statistics in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. Vaccine. 2023 Aug 14;41(36):5265-5270. PubMed PMID: 37479610
  • Williams JTB, Robinson K, Abbott E, Rojop N, Shiffman M, Rice JD, O'Leary ST, Asturias EJ. Community perceptions of vaccine advocacy for children under five in rural Guatemala. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023;3(5):e0000728. PubMed PMID: 37216324
  • Kharbanda EO, Haapala J, Lipkind HS, DeSilva MB, Zhu J, Vesco KK, Daley MF, Donahue JG, Getahun D, Hambidge SJ, Irving SA, Klein NP, Nelson JC, Weintraub ES, Williams JTB, Vazquez-Benitez G. COVID-19 Booster Vaccination in Early Pregnancy and Surveillance for Spontaneous Abortion. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 May 1;6(5):e2314350. PubMed PMID: 37204791
  • Williams JTB, O'Leary ST. To EHB 1638 or Not to EHB 1638? For Immunization Policymakers, That Is the Question. Am J Public Health. 2023 Jul;113(7):718-720. PubMed PMID: 37200602
  • DeSilva MB, Haapala J, Vazquez-Benitez G, Boyce TG, Fuller CC, Daley MF, Getahun D, Hambidge SJ, Lipkind HS, Naleway AL, Nelson JC, Vesco KK, Weintraub ES, Williams JTB, Zerbo O, Kharbanda EO. Medically Attended Acute Adverse Events in Pregnant People After Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Booster Vaccination. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Jul 1;142(1):125-129. PubMed PMID: 37167612
  • Greenberg V, Vazquez-Benitez G, Kharbanda EO, Daley MF, Fu Tseng H, Klein NP, Naleway AL, Williams JTB, Donahue J, Jackson L, Weintraub E, Lipkind H, DeSilva MB. Tdap vaccination during pregnancy and risk of chorioamnionitis and related infant outcomes. Vaccine. 2023 May 22;41(22):3429-3435. PubMed PMID: 37117057
  • Vazquez-Benitez G, Haapala JL, Lipkind HS, DeSilva MB, Zhu J, Daley MF, Getahun D, Klein NP, Vesco KK, Irving SA, Nelson JC, Williams JTB, Hambidge SJ, Donahue J, Fuller CC, Weintraub ES, Olson C, Kharbanda EO. COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Surveillance in Early Pregnancy in the United States: Design Factors Affecting the Association Between Vaccine and Spontaneous Abortion. Am J Epidemiol. 2023 Aug 4;192(8):1386-1395. PubMed PMID: 36928091
  • Yih WK, Daley MF, Duffy J, Fireman B, McClure D, Nelson J, Qian L, Smith N, Vazquez-Benitez G, Weintraub E, Williams JTB, Xu S, Maro JC. A broad assessment of covid-19 vaccine safety using tree-based data-mining in the vaccine safety datalink. Vaccine. 2023 Jan 16;41(3):826-835. PubMed PMID: 36535825
  • Katherine Yih W, Daley MF, Duffy J, Fireman B, McClure D, Nelson J, Qian L, Smith N, Vazquez-Benitez G, Weintraub E, Williams JTB, Xu S, Maro JC. Tree-based data mining for safety assessment of first COVID-19 booster doses in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. Vaccine. 2023 Jan 9;41(2):460-466. PubMed PMID: 36481108
  • Williams JTB. Quilts, Conflict, Community, and Critical Mass. Public Health, Religion, and Spirituality Bulletin. 2023. Spring 2023; Issue 8: 2-3.
  • Swenson A and Williams JTB. Public Health, Religion, and Spirituality in Wartime. Public Health, Religion, and Spirituality Bulletin. 2023. Spring 2023; Issue 8:4-10.
  • Kamidani S, Panagiotakopoulos L, Licata C, Daley MF, Yih WK, Zerbo O, Tseng HF, DeSilva MB, Nelson JC, Groom HC, Williams JTB, Hambidge SJ, Donahue JG, Belay ED, Weintraub ES. Kawasaki Disease Following the 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and Rotavirus Vaccines. Pediatrics. 2022 Dec 1;150(6). PubMed PMID: 36349537
  • Tartof SY, Malden DE, Liu IA, Sy LS, Lewin BJ, Williams JTB, Hambidge SJ, Alpern JD, Daley MF, Nelson JC, McClure D, Zerbo O, Henninger ML, Fuller C, Weintraub E, Saydah S, Qian L. Health Care Utilization in the 6 Months Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Aug 1;5(8):e2225657. PubMed PMID: 35960522
  • Goddard K, Lewis N, Fireman B, Weintraub E, Shimabukuro T, Zerbo O, Boyce TG, Oster ME, Hanson KE, Donahue JG, Ross P, Naleway A, Nelson JC, Lewin B, Glanz JM, Williams JTB, Kharbanda EO, Katherine Yih W, Klein NP. Risk of myocarditis and pericarditis following BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccine. 2022 Aug 19;40(35):5153-5159. PubMed PMID: 35902278
  • DeSilva M, Haapala J, Vazquez-Benitez G, Vesco KK, Daley MF, Getahun D, Zerbo O, Naleway A, Nelson JC, Williams JTB, Hambidge SJ, Boyce TG, Fuller CC, Lipkind HS, Weintraub E, McNeil MM, Kharbanda EO. Evaluation of Acute Adverse Events after Covid-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy. N Engl J Med. 2022 Jul 14;387(2):187-189. PubMed PMID: 35731916
  • Hause AM, Shay DK, Klein NP, Abara WE, Baggs J, Cortese MM, Fireman B, Gee J, Glanz JM, Goddard K, Hanson KE, Hugueley B, Kenigsberg T, Kharbanda EO, Lewin B, Lewis N, Marquez P, Myers T, Naleway A, Nelson JC, Su JR, Thompson D, Olubajo B, Oster ME, Weintraub ES, Williams JTB, Yousaf AR, Zerbo O, Zhang B, Shimabukuro TT. Safety of COVID-19 Vaccination in United States Children Ages 5 to 11 Years. Pediatrics. 2022 Aug 1;150(2). PubMed PMID: 35581698
  • Hanson KE, Goddard K, Lewis N, Fireman B, Myers TR, Bakshi N, Weintraub E, Donahue JG, Nelson JC, Xu S, Glanz JM, Williams JTB, Alpern JD, Klein NP. Incidence of Guillain-Barré Syndrome After COVID-19 Vaccination in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 1;5(4):e228879. PubMed PMID: 35471572
  • Lipkind HS, Vazquez-Benitez G, DeSilva M, Vesco KK, Ackerman-Banks C, Zhu J, Boyce TG, Daley MF, Fuller CC, Getahun D, Irving SA, Jackson LA, Williams JTB, Zerbo O, McNeil MM, Olson CK, Weintraub E, Kharbanda EO. Receipt of COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy and Preterm or Small-for-Gestational-Age at Birth - Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 15, 2020-July 22, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2022 Jan 7;71(1):26-30. PubMed PMID: 34990445
  • Groom HC, Crane B, Naleway AL, Weintraub E, Daley MF, Wain K, Beth Kurilo M, Burganowski R, DeSilva MB, Donahue JG, Glenn SC, Goddard K, Jackson ML, Kharbanda EO, Lewis N, Lou Y, Lugg M, Scotty E, Sy LS, Williams JTB, Irving SA. Monitoring vaccine safety using the vaccine safety Datalink: Assessing capacity to integrate data from Immunization Information systems. Vaccine. 2022 Jan 31;40(5):752-756. PubMed PMID: 34980508
  • DeSilva MB, Haapala J, Vazquez-Benitez G, Daley MF, Nordin JD, Klein NP, Henninger ML, Williams JTB, Hambidge SJ, Jackson ML, Donahue JG, Qian L, Lindley MC, Gee J, Weintraub ES, Kharbanda EO. Association of the COVID-19 Pandemic With Routine Childhood Vaccination Rates and Proportion Up to Date With Vaccinations Across 8 US Health Systems in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Jan 1;176(1):68-77. PubMed PMID: 34617975
  • Glanz JM, Clarke CL, Daley MF, Shoup JA, Hambidge SJ, Williams JTB, Groom HC, Kharbanda EO, Klein NP, Jackson LA, Lewin BJ, McClure DL, Xu S, DeStefano F. The Childhood Vaccination Schedule and the Lack of Association With Type 1 Diabetes. Pediatrics. 2021 Dec 1;148(6). PubMed PMID: 34851413
  • Williams JTB, Rice JD, O'Leary ST. Associations between religion, religiosity, and parental vaccine hesitancy. Vaccine X. 2021 Dec;9:100121. PubMed PMID: 34805968
  • DeSilva MB, Haapala J, Vazquez-Benitez G, Daley MF, Nordin JD, Klein NP, Henninger ML, Williams JTB, Hambidge SJ, Jackson ML, Donahue JG, Qian L, Lindley MC, Gee J, Weintraub ES, Kharbanda EO. Association of the COVID-19 Pandemic With Routine Childhood Vaccination Rates and Proportion Up to Date With Vaccinations Across 8 US Health Systems in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34617975
  • Klein NP, Lewis N, Goddard K, Fireman B, Zerbo O, Hanson KE, Donahue JG, Kharbanda EO, Naleway A, Nelson JC, Xu S, Yih WK, Glanz JM, Williams JTB, Hambidge SJ, Lewin BJ, Shimabukuro TT, DeStefano F, Weintraub ES. Surveillance for Adverse Events After COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination. JAMA. 2021 Oct 12;326(14):1390-1399. PubMed PMID: 34477808
  • Pingali C, Meghani M, Razzaghi H, Lamias MJ, Weintraub E, Kenigsberg TA, Klein NP, Lewis N, Fireman B, Zerbo O, Bartlett J, Goddard K, Donahue J, Hanson K, Naleway A, Kharbanda EO, Yih WK, Nelson JC, Lewin BJ, Williams JTB, Glanz JM, Singleton JA, Patel SA. COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Insured Persons Aged =16 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Other Selected Characteristics - Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020-May 15, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Jul 16;70(28):985-990. PubMed PMID: 34264911
  • Daley MF, Reifler LM, Shoup JA, Narwaney KJ, Kharbanda EO, Groom HC, Jackson ML, Jacobsen SJ, McLean HQ, Klein NP, Williams JTB, Weintraub ES, McNeil MM, Glanz JM. Temporal Trends in Undervaccination: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Am J Prev Med. 2021 Jul;61(1):64-72. PubMed PMID: 34148627
  • Williams JTB, Rice JD, Lou Y, Soderborg TK, Bayliss EA, Federico SG, Hambidge SJ, O'Leary ST. Parental Vaccine Hesitancy and Risk of Pediatric Influenza Under-Vaccination in a Safety-Net Health Care System. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Sep-Oct;21(7):1126-1133. PubMed PMID: 34023490
  • Williams JTB, Miller A, Nussbaum AM. Combating Contagion and Injustice: The Shared Work for Public Health and Faith Communities During COVID-19. J Relig Health. 2021 Jun;60(3):1436-1445. PubMed PMID: 33772686
  • Williams JTB, Rice JD, Lou Y, et al. Vaccine Hesitancy and Vaccination Disparities in a Safety-Net System. Pediatrics. Expected publication date January 12, 2021.
  • Williams JTB, Rice JD, Lou Y, Bayliss EA, Federico SG, Hambidge SJ, O'Leary ST. Parental Vaccine Hesitancy and Vaccination Disparities in a Safety-Net System. Pediatrics. 2021 Feb;147(2). PubMed PMID: 33436421
  • Williams JTB, Robinson K, Abbott E, Rojop N, Shiffman M, Rice JD, O'Leary ST, Asturias EJ. Adapting and piloting a vaccine hesitancy questionnaire in rural Guatemala. Vaccine. 2021 Jan 8;39(2):180-184. PubMed PMID: 33308887
  • Groom HC, Crane B, Naleway AL, Weintraub E, Daley MF, Wain K, Beth Kurilo M, Burganowski R, DeSilva MB, Donahue JG, Glenn SC, Goddard K, Jackson ML, Kharbanda EO, Lewis N, Lou Y, Lugg M, Scotty E, Sy LS, Williams JTB, Irving SA. Monitoring vaccine safety using the vaccine safety Datalink: Assessing capacity to integrate data from Immunization Information systems. Vaccine. 2021 Dec 31:S0264-410X(21)01656-X. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.12.048. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34980508.
  • Williams JTB, Robinson K, Abbott E, Rojop N, Shiffman M, Rice JD, O'Leary ST, Asturias EJ. Adapting and piloting a vaccine hesitancy questionnaire in rural Guatemala. Vaccine. 2020 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33308887
  • Williams JTB, Hambidge SJ. Effectiveness and Equity of Australian Vaccine Mandates. Pediatrics. 2020 Dec;146(6). PubMed PMID: 33199468
  • Williams JTB, Miller A, O'Leary ST. Sacred or secular? Exploring religious Coloradans' questions about vaccines. Vaccine. 2020 Oct 21;38(45):6971-6974. PubMed PMID: 32972736
  • Panagiotakopoulos L, Myers TR, Gee J, Lipkind HS, Kharbanda EO, Ryan DS, Williams JTB, Naleway AL, Klein NP, Hambidge SJ, Jacobsen SJ, Glanz JM, Jackson LA, Shimabukuro TT, Weintraub ES. SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Hospitalized Pregnant Women: Reasons for Admission and Pregnancy Characteristics - Eight U.S. Health Care Centers, March 1-May 30, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Sep 23;69(38):1355-1359. PubMed PMID: 32970660
  • Williams JTB, O'Leary ST, Nussbaum AM. Caring for the Vaccine-Hesitant Family: Evidence-Based Alternatives to Dismissal. J Pediatr. 2020 Sep;224:137-140. PubMed PMID: 32446723
  • Williams JTB, Fisher MP, Bayliss EA, Morris MA, O'Leary ST. Clergy attitudes toward vaccines and vaccine advocacy: a qualitative study. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2020 Nov 1;16(11):2800-2808. PubMed PMID: 32209009
  • Hawk LML, Pittman JM, Moore PC, Srivastava AK, Zerweck J, Williams JTB, Hawk AJ, Sachleben JR, Meredith SC. ß-amyloid model core peptides: Effects of hydrophobes and disulfides. Protein Sci. 2020 Feb;29(2):527-541. PubMed PMID: 31710741
  • Hawk LML, Pittman JM, Moore PC, Srivastava AK, Zerweck J, Williams JTB, Hawk AJ, Sachleben JR, Meredith SC. ß-amyloid model core peptides: Effects of hydrophobes and disulfides. Protein Sci. 2019 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31710741
  • Williams JTB, Nussbaum AM. Minister to Their Instruction: Revisiting the Minister-Vaccinator Rowland Hill. Pediatrics. 2018 Dec;142(6). PubMed PMID: 30459259
  • Ackley E, Williams JTB, Kunrath C, Monson M, Ignatiuk A, Gaensbauer J. Too Hot to Handle? When Vaporizers Explode. J Pediatr. 2018 May;196:320-320.e1. PubMed PMID: 29395175
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Clinical Interests
I am interested in how religious beliefs influence parents' and religious leaders' vaccine attitudes and behaviors.

Personal Interests
Hiking, Photography, and Guitar

Public Speaking
Yes
Childhood Vaccines, Religion and Vaccination

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine (2013)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Wheaton College (IL) (2008)
  • BA, Wheaton College (IL) (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2016)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics
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