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

C-L Case Conference: Chronic Psychosis Managed in Collaborative Care.
(2021 Dec 10)
J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry
Howland M, Chang D, Ratzliff A, Palm-Cruz K

Remote Collaborative Care With Off-Site Behavioral Health Care Managers: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials.
(2022 Jan-Feb)
J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry 63(1): 71-85
Whitfield J, LePoire E, Stanczyk B, Ratzliff A, Cerimele JM

Development of research methods curriculum for an integrated care fellowship.
(2021 Jul-Aug)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 71(): 55-61
Bauer AM, Cerimele JM, Ratzliff A

Making Psychotherapy Available in the United States: Implementation Challenges and Solutions.
(2021 Feb 1)
Psychiatr Serv 72(2): 222-224
Areán PA, Renn BN, Ratzliff A

Considerations for Program Directors in the 2020-2021 Remote Resident Recruitment.
(2020 Dec)
Acad Psychiatry 44(6): 664-668
Soeprono TM, Pellegrino LD, Murray SB, Ratzliff A

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