• 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
    2021 The Association Between Neighborhood Social Vulnerability and COVID-19 Testing, Positivity, and Incidence in Alabama and LouisianaJournal of Community Health2021
    2020 Recruiting diversity where it exists: The Alabama Genomic Health InitiativeJournal of Genetic Counseling.  29:471-478. 2020
    2020 A state-based approach to genomics for rare disease and population screeningGenetics in Medicine2020
    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
    2011 A web-based diabetes intervention for physician: A cluster-randomized effectiveness trialInternational Journal for Quality in Health Care.  23:682-689. 2011
    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

  • 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