William G. Elder Jr., PhD

Clinical interests

  • Depression
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Medical Psychological Consulting

William G. Elder Jr., PhD


My name is William Elder; I received my doctoral studies degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. I then completed a fellowship at the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.

I am board certified by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

Faculty rank

Professor of Family and Community Medicine


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

Certifications or Special training
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards 

Family and Community Medicine

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  1. Elder WG, Munk N. Using the Pragmatic-Explanatory Continuum Indicator Summary (PRECIS) model in clinical research: Application to refine a practice-based research network (PBRN) study. J Am Board Fam Med. 27(6):846-54.
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  2. Munk N, Stewart K, Love MM, Carter E, Elder WG. The Intersection of Massage Practice and Research: Community Massage Therapists as Research Personnel on an NIH-funded Effectiveness Study. Int J Ther Massage Bodywork. 2014 Jun;7(2):10-9.
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  3. Elder WG, Crooks DL, Matheny SC, Jennings CD. Toward Interdisciplinary Care: Bridging the Divide between Biomedical and Alternative Health Care Providers. Ann Behav Sci Med Educ. 2008;14(2):56-61.
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  4. Elder WG, King M, Dassow P, Macy B. Managing lower back pain: you may be doing too much. J Fam Pract. 2009 Apr; 58(4):180-6. PMID: 19358795.
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  5. Elder WG, Dassow PL, Bruckner GG, Stratton TD. Impact of two types of Internet-based information on medical students' performance in an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Jul; 76(1):5-9. PMID: 19157760.
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  6. Archer R, Elder W, Hustedde C, Milam A, Joyce J. The theory of planned behaviour in medical education: a model for integrating professionalism training. Med Educ. 2008 Aug; 42(8):771-7. PMID: 18715476.
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  7. Sierpina VS, Kreitzer MJ, Cunningham AJ, Elder WG, Bruckner G. Innovations in integrative healthcare education: a healing journey for cancer patients in ontario and an online interdisciplinary CAM course for allied health students in Kentucky. Explore (NY). 2007 Jul-Aug; 3(4):423-5. PMID: 17681267.
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  8. Flannery MA, Love MM, Pearce KA, Luan JJ, Elder WG. Communication about complementary and alternative medicine: perspectives of primary care clinicians. Altern Ther Health Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 12(1):56-63. PMID: 16454148.
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  9. Elder WG. When the side effect is really the symptom. Am Fam Physician. 2002 Nov 15; 66(10):2008, 2010, 2013. PMID: 12469971.
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