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Dept. of Health Services
Program Affiliations
Jurgen Unutzer
Adjunct Professor
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor, Global Health

Research Interests:
Improving the care of older adults with depression and comorbid medical disorders

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Contact Information

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1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6560

campus box:   356560
voice:   206-543-3128


MPH   University of Washington, 1996   (Health Services)
MD   Vanderbilt University, 1990
MA   University of Chicago, 1988   (Public Policy)
BS   Iowa State University, 1983   (Biochemistry, History, Zoology)

Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

Member, thesis committee for Shane Coleman
Depression, diabetes and death: Ten year follow up of all cause and cause specific mortality

Member, thesis committee for Hsiang Huang
Depression care in a chronically ill Medicare population

Chair, thesis committee for Mijung Park
The Cultural Variations in Associations between Family Contexts and Late-life Depression Outcomes

Chair, thesis committee for Erin Hafer
Improving mental health care for safety net populations: An examination of the general assistance unemployable mental health integration pilot


University of Washington School of Medicine
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, one of the top psychiatric clinical, research, and teaching institutions in the country.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is a leader in research areas such as depression and anxiety, geriatric and child psychiatry, Alzheimer's disease, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and in psychotherapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.