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School of Medicine Columbia

Faculty and Staff

Eric Williams

Title: Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science
School of Medicine Columbia
Phone: 803-216-3616
Eric Williams


08/1996-05/15/2000       Wake Forest University School of Medicine

08/1992-05/20/1996       Wake Forest University, BA Psychology

Residencies and Fellowships

07/2003-06/2005             Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship - USC School of Medicine/Palmetto Health Alliance

07/2000-06/2003             Psychiatry Residency Training Program - USC School of Medicine/Palmetto Health Alliance

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

ABPN-Child & Adolescent Psychiatry                       

American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise: Schizophrenia, college student mental health


I began with the School of Medicine Columbia in 2000 as a Psychiatry resident, during which time I served as an ICM small group leader. I served as ICM-I course director from 2014 to 2018, after which I entered into my current role.

Besides coming to my office, students can find me teaching a cardio class on the first Wednesday of every month in the School of Medicine courtyard.


Williams, E. R., & Moskowitz, L. (2024). Kaplan & Sadock’s Study Guide and Self-Examination Review in Psychiatry (Tenth ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Gupta V, Williams ER, Wadhwa R. Multiple-Choice Tests: A-Z in Best Writing Practices. Psychiatr Clin N Am 44 (2021) 249–261.

Williams E, Book review of Child & Adolescent Mental Health: A Practical, All-In-One Guide. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. Vol. 22 - Issue 6: p 507-508, November 2016.

Williams E, Book review of Green’s Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology, 5th Edition. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. Vol. 21 - Issue 1: p 86–87, January 2015.

Thornhill JT, editor. NMS Psychiatry. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

Boland R, Lester N, Williams E. Writing multiple choice questions. Academic Psychiatry. 34:310-316, July 2010.

Williams E. Want to decrease your risk of suicide? Stay away from antidepressants! Journal of Evidence Based Psychiatry: Guidance for the Service Provider. 2005; 1(1): 11-13.

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