• Dr. Curry is a Professor of Medicine 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. Dr. Curry is also the Associate Dean for Primary Care and Rural Medicine. He was 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 does significant ward attending and clinic supervision at the BVAMC and University Hospital. Dr. Curry received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University,TN and his Residency at the Vanderbilt University Hospital, TN
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    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. 2012
    2011 A web-based diabetes intervention for physician: A cluster-randomized effectiveness trialInternational Journal for Quality in Health Care.  23:682-689. 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)Annals of Internal Medicine.  142:472-474. 2005

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Curry’s research interests include medical education and clinical system improvement. He has been involved in projects that investigated curricular improvement methods for resident education, diabetes care improvement by rural physicians, interdisciplinary patient care, and characteristics of successful medical student education on regional campuses. He also has an interest in narrative medicine.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University 1976
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Chemistry, University of Alabama 1972
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Internship 1977
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Residency 1982
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Residency 1979
  • Full Name

  • William Curry