Seleda Williams, M.D., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

Seleda Williams, M.D., M.P.H.

Volunteer Clinical Professor

Volunteer Clinical Faculty

I-Explore PBL Facilitator

To see if Seleda Williams is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Public Health and Preventive Medicine


Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Clinic
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care is to support patients in achieving their journey to a healthy life.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Seleda Williams is a clinical preventive medicine and public health specialist. She runs the UCD Nutrition/Weight Management Clinic. She teaches in the UCD the School of Medicine, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the Departments of Internal Medicine and Public Health Sciences. Her passion is in promoting health.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Williams research focuses on improving medical professional's competencies in lifestyle medicine, nutrition, chronic disease prevention and obesity prevention.


Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Public Health Sciences

Undergraduate School

B.H.E., Dietetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 1985

Medical School

M.D., UCLA/Drew Univ. Medicine & Science, Los Angeles CA 1989

Other School

M.P.H., Health Promotion, San Diego State University/UC San Diego, San Diego CA 1992


Family Medicine, King/Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 1989-1990


General Preventive Medicine, UC San Diego/San Diego State University, Los Angeles CA 1990-1993

Pfizer Medical School Scholarship, UCLA,

Award: Child Development Policy Advisory Committee,

Spirit of Mentoring Award,

Williams S. The Obesity Society: Abstract: UCD Primary Care Adult Obesity Training & Treatment Services Assessment. A Case for For Interprofessional Collaboration. ObesityWeek. 2020. Poster

Williams S. DHCS Child Health Disability & Prevention (CDHP) Program Health Assessment Guidelines. 2016. Web-based publication.

Williams S. DHCS California Children Services (CCS) Medical Eligibility Guide. 2016. Web-based publication.

Contributing Author: Advanced Pharmacology for Prescribers. Pharmacotherapy for Obesity, Springer Pub. 2022;36.

Williams S. Review article: Office Management of Obesity. Am J Clinical Nutrition. 2004 Sep;80:794.

DHCS Telehealth Workgroup Report: Impact of Assembly Bill 415 on the Department of Health Care Services, California Department of Health Care Services. 2012 Dec.

Quick and Basic Training Guide for Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity, California Department of Health Care Services. June 2009.

Shalwitz J, Bushman D, Davis K, Williams S. Body Basics, An Adolescent Provider Toolkit. San Francisco, CA. 2005.

Williams S. Teen Overweight Outreach Prevention and Treatment: A Medi-Cal Managed Care Best Practice Model, Center for Health Care Strategies Resource Paper. 2004 Sep 14.

Williams S. California Obesity Prevention Initiative Health Systems Workgroup Obesity Prevention for Health Care Systems Executive Summary & Literature Review, California Department of Health Services. 2002 Nov 15.