Primary Care Psychiatry/Behavioral Health Integration Fellowship

The goal of the Primary Care Psychiatry/Behavioral Health Integration Fellowship is to train physicians or clinical psychologists working at the interface of mental health and primary care who will become academic leaders in primary care / mental health integration research.

The University of Washington has a strong tradition of research in primary care psychiatry / health services research. The National Research Service Award (NRSA) Primary Care Psychiatry/Behavioral Health Integration Fellowship combines mentored research experience with the option of completing a nationally renowned Master of Public Health (MPH) Program.

The goal of the program is to train physicians or clinical psychologists working at the interface of mental health and primary care who will become academic leaders in primary care / mental health integration research. The fellowship has been funded by NIMH for over two decades and has an excellent record of success. The majority of program graduates have been recruited to academic teaching and research positions in Psychiatry, Family Medicine, or Pediatrics and many have developed independent federal-, state- or foundation-funded research programs in mental health services research.

View a printable flyer of the fellowship (pdf)


Fellowship Type(s):
Psychiatry Fellowship, Psychology Fellowship, Research Fellowship, T-32 Training Grant

Related Research Centers/Programs:
Department Faculty
Patricia Areán, PhD
Amy Bauer, MD, MS
Ian Bennett, MD, PhD
Joseph Cerimele, MD
John Fortney, PhD
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA

Laura Richardson, MD, MPH

The above faculty members provide leadership for the T32 program. See a list of potential primary and co-mentors in the right side bar. Potential mentors come from the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and Family Medicine, the School of Public Health and affiliated organizations such as Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Puget Sound VA Health Care System and the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

Fellows receive two to three years of mentored training in the methodological skills needed to become successful mental health services researchers and knowledge in disciplines relevant to the organization, management, and evaluation of health services.

Fellows will work in clinical settings relevant to their research interests, for no more than 20% of their time. Moonlighting opportunities may be available by request within the University of Washington Medicine system.

  • Cover letter with candidate background, professional goals, proposed mentor(s) and training plan (2 pages)
  • Proposed research projects developed with proposed mentor(s) (3 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Graduate course work transcript
  • application form

If you plan to apply, a pre-application phone call with Associate Director John Fortney, PhD, is highly recommended. This will help determine your fit for the program and if your interests and goals meet the aims of the program. Please contact Dr. Fortney at fortneyj@uw.edu or call 206-685-6955.

Application materials may be sent by mail to the address below, or by email to pc4@uw.edu. Applications are due January 4, 2021.​

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA
c/o Pam Collins
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6560
Phone: (206) 543-3927
Fax: (206) 221-7184
Email: pc4@uw.edu

For more information, please email Pam Collins at pc4@uw.edu.