Jurgen Unutzer

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA

Personal Statement

My work focuses on the integration of mental health services and general medical care and on translating research on evidence-based mental health interventions into effective clinical and public health practice. I have published over 300 scientific papers and I am the recipient of numerous federal and foundation grants and awards for my research on integrated behavioral health care. I work with national and international organizations dedicated to improving behavioral health care for diverse populations. I have served as Senior Scientific Advisor to the World Health Organization and as an advisor to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.


Primary Care Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1994-1996
MPH, Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health, 1994-1996
Geriatric Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine - Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1993-1994
Chief Resident in Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine - Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1993-1994
Residency in Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine - Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1991-1993
Internship in Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine - Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1990-1991
M.A., Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, 1986-1988
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1984-1990
B.S., Iowa State University, 1982-1983

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Recent Publications

Robotic-assisted collaborative care.
(2022 Jul 4)
J Am Geriatr Soc
Callahan CM, Unutzer J

Mental health problems and service gaps experienced by pregnant adolescents and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review.
(2022 Feb)
EClinicalMedicine 44(): 101289
Mutahi J, Larsen A, Cuijpers P, Peterson SS, Unutzer J, McKay M, John-Stewart G, Jewell T, Kinuthia J, Gohar F, Lai J, Wamalwa D, Gachuno O, Kumar M

Development and Implementation of an Integrated Care Fellowship.
(2022 May-Jun)
J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry 63(3): 280-289
Ratzliff ADH, Toor R, Erickson JM, Bauer AM, Duncan MH, Chang D, Chwastiak L, Raue PJ, Unutzer J

Randomized trial of promoting first relationships for new mothers who received community mental health services in pregnancy.
(2021 Aug)
Dev Psychol 57(8): 1228-1241
Oxford ML, Hash JB, Lohr MJ, Bleil ME, Fleming CB, Unützer J, Spieker SJ

Collaborative care for depression yields similar improvement among older and younger rural adults.
(2022 Jan)
J Am Geriatr Soc 70(1): 110-118
Renn BN, Johnson M, Powers DM, Vredevoogd M, Unützer J

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