Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD

Personal Statement

I am a national expert on collaborative care and specifically, on training teams to implement and deliver mental health treatment in primary care settings. My passion for translating complex research ideas into practical real-world applications began when I received my MD and PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California at Irvine. I am currently is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington where I have developed additional expertise in suicide prevention training, mental health workforce development, adult learning best practices, and mentorship. I am the Director of the UW Psychiatry Resident Training Program, Co-Director of the AIMS Center (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions) and Director of the UW Integrated Care Training Program for residents and fellows.

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Teaching Philosophy

I am passionate about teaching and find that my work as a clinician teacher allows me to integrate education into all facets of my work, As a clinician, I am able to partner with my patients to help them make decision about their health. In my role as a psychiatric consultant in a Collaborative Care team, I am able to teach and learn from my interdisciplinary colleagues as we work to deliver mental health in primary care settings. Working as an academic psychiatrist, I have the opportunity to mentor residents as well as share in peer learning. In all of these roles, I believe the ideas that the learner should be an active contributor to the learning process, that learning should focus on solving real problems and that evaluation facilitates continuous improvement in my educational approach to guide my work as an educator.

Recent Publications

Making It to Sustainability: Evaluating Billing Strategies for Collaborative Care.
(2023 Mar 20)
Psychiatr Serv
Chang D, Morrison DJ, Bowen DJ, Harris HM, Dusic EJ, Velasquez MB, Ratzliff ADH

A qualitative study of strategies and challenges in training behavioral health workforce for integrated primary care.
(2022 Apr 1)
Ann Fam Med
Ma KPK, Ratzliff A, Stephens K, LePoire E, Prado M

Integrated primary care psychology training programs: Challenges and strategies.
(2022 Dec)
Fam Syst Health 40(4): 491-507
Ma KPK, Breedlove D, LePoire E, Prado MG, Ratzliff A, Stephens KA

Task Sharing to Expand Access to Care: Development of a Behavioral Health Support Specialist.
(2023 Jan 1)
Psychiatr Serv 74(1): 76-78
Renn BN, Casey C, Raue PJ, Areán PA, Ratzliff A

Training Health Care Professionals in Suicide Assessment, Management, and Treatment.
(2023 Jan 1)
Psychiatr Serv 74(1): 88-91
Stuber J, Massey A, Payn B, Porter S, Ratzliff A

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