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Addictive disorders psychologist, SICU nurse practitioner join UMMC faculty

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Published on March 10, 2016

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:

Daniel C. Williams, Ph.D.

Dan Williams.jpgDr. Daniel C. Williams, supervisory psychologist in the Addictive Disorders Treatment Program (ADTP) at the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of psychiatry.

After receiving his B.S. in psychology from Brigham Young University in 2001, Williams earned his M.S. in clinical psychology in 2004 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2007 at the University of Memphis, with an emphasis in adult psychopathology and psychotherapy. He then joined the VAMC as an ADTP outpatient operations manager before becoming an operations manager in the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program in 2009.

In 2010 he was awarded Clinician of the Year. He has served as the ADTP team leader and supervisory psychologist since 2012. In 2015, he served as the acting associate chief of staff for mental health at the VAMC.

Williams has served as a consultant for the VA Office of Mental Health Services since 2011, training providers in evidence-based psychotherapies. He has actively participated in the University of Mississippi Medical Center/Veterans Administration Medical Center Psychology Training Consortium since 2007, winning Clinical Mentor of the Year in 2011 and 2015. In July, he will become the program director of the Psychology Training Consortium.

Williams' research focuses on implementation of evidence-based practices in health-care systems and qualitative research methodology. He has been a co-investigator on multiple grants.

Williams' clinical work emphasizes evidence-based interventions for addictive and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. The author or coauthor of 11 peer-reviewed professional publications and 10 conference presentations, Williams has served as an ad hoc reviewer for Psychotherapy Research and the Journal of Constructivist Psychology.


Lanise C. Lacey, M.S.N.

Lanise Lacey

Lanise C. Lacey, lead nurse practitioner and acute care nurse practitioner in UMMC's Surgical Intensive Care Unit, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in nursing.

After receiving the B.S.N. from UMMC in 2001, Lacey earned her M.S.N. at UMMC in 2009. She is in UMMC's Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program and is expected to graduate in 2018.

An experienced registered nurse, Lacey has been affiliated with the SICU for 15 years, including stints as a charge nurse from 2001-2009, a staff acute care nurse practitioner from 2009-14 and as lead nurse practitioner since 2014. She is a member of several UMMC committees, including the Surgical Intensive Care Unit Alliance and the Hospital Acquired Conditions Workgroup and is a committee member of the Medical Center's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program.