Douglas Zatzick, MD

Personal Statement

Douglas Zatzick, M.D. is currently a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Washington School of Medicine. Over the past two decades, he has developed a public health approach totrauma-focused research and clinical work that has emphasized clinical epidemiologic, functional outcome, and early intervention studies of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related co-morbid conditions. From 2009-2012, he served as Chairperson of the National Institute of Mental Health, Services in Non-specialty settings (NIMH, SRNS) Study Section. He served on the congressionally mandated United States Institute of Medicine four-year ongoing assessment of PTSD treatment, and the World Health Organization PTSD Guideline Development Group. He has participated in disaster relief and early intervention efforts after Hurricane Katrina and the January 2010 Haiti earthquake. He was medical director of the University of Washington’s Harborview Level 1 Trauma Center Psychiatric Consultation Liasion Service, and in this capacity provided front-line clinical services to ethno-culturally diverse acutely injured trauma survivors.As a part of multidisciplinary collaborative group that includes empiricist trauma surgical policy makers, he is working to use clinical trial results to influence policy for PTSD screening and intervention at trauma centers throughout the United States.


Univ. of Calif. SOM, San Diego Medical education, 1989
Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Psyc) Residency, Psychiatry
Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Psyc) Internship, Psychiatry
Univ. of Calif. Davis Teaching Appointment
UCSF - Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Fellowship

Recent Publications

Exploring Collaborative Care Effects on the Mental and Physical Health of Patients With and Without Violent Victimization Histories.
(2022 Dec 2)
J Interpers Violence
Hullenaar KL, Rivara FP, Wang J, Zatzick DF

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and alcohol and drug use comorbidity at 25 US level I trauma centers.
Trauma Surg Acute Care Open 7(1): e000913
Nguyen J, Whiteside LK, Bulger EM, Veach L, Moloney K, Russo J, Nehra D, Wang J, Zatzick DF

Developing a National Trauma Research Action Plan: Results from the long-term outcomes research gap Delphi survey.
(2022 Dec 1)
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 93(6): 854-862
Herrera-Escobar JP, Reidy E, Phuong J, Brasel KJ, Cuschieri J, Fallat M, Potter BK, Price MA, Bulger EM, Haider AH, Bonne S, Brasel KJ, Cuschieri J, de Roon-Cassini T, Dicker RA, Fallat M, Ficke JR, Gabbe B, Gibran NS, Heinemann AW, Ho V, Kao LS, Kellam JF, Kurowski BG, Levy-Carrick NC, Livingston D, Mandell SP, Manley GT, Michetti CP, Miller AN, Newcomb A, Okonkwo D, Potter BK, Seamon M, Stein D, Wagner AK, Whyte J, Yonclas P, Zatzick D, Zielinski MD, NTRAP Long-term Outcomes Panel

Impact of a statewide Emergency Department Information Exchange on health care use and expenditures.
(2022 Jun)
Health Serv Res 57(3): 603-613
Sabbatini AK, McConnell KJ, Parrish C, Frogner BK, Reddy A, Zatzick DF, Kreuter W, Basu A

Nationwide Survey of Trauma Center Screening and Intervention Practices for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Firearm Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorders.
(2022 Mar 1)
J Am Coll Surg 234(3): 274-287
Bulger EM, Johnson P, Parker L, Moloney KE, Roberts MK, Vaziri N, Seo S, Nehra D, Thomas P, Zatzick D

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