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

Stepped collaborative care for pain and posttraumatic stress disorder after major trauma: a randomized controlled feasibility trial.
(2023 Sep 14)
Disabil Rehabil
Giummarra MJ, Reeder S, Williams S, Devlin A, Knol R, Ponsford J, Arnold CA, Konstantatos A, Gabbe BJ, Clarke H, Katz J, Mitchell F, Robinson E, Zatzick D

Advancing Concerns of Spanish-Speaking Physical Injury Survivors: Equitable Trauma Care System Service Delivery.
(2023 Aug 4)
La Rosa A, Abu K, Hernandez A, Zatzick D

Psychometric Properties and Validation of the General Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale Among Adolescents With Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms.
Neurotrauma Rep 4(1): 276-283
Marcynyszyn LA, McCarty CA, Chrisman SPD, Zatzick DF, Johnson AM, Wang J, Hilt RJ, Rivara FP

Integrating pragmatic and implementation science randomized clinical trial approaches: a PRagmatic Explanatory Continuum Indicator Summary-2 (PRECIS-2) analysis.
(2023 Apr 21)
Trials 24(1): 288
Zatzick D, Palinkas L, Chambers DA, Whiteside L, Moloney K, Engstrom A, Prater L, Russo J, Wang J, Abu K, Iles-Shih M, Bulger E

A patient-centered nurse-supported primary care-based collaborative care program to treat opioid use disorder and depression: Design and protocol for the MI-CARE randomized controlled trial.
(2023 Apr)
Contemp Clin Trials 127(): 107124
DeBar LL, Bushey MA, Kroenke K, Bobb JF, Schoenbaum M, Thompson EE, Justice M, Zatzick D, Hamilton LK, McMullen CK, Hallgren KA, Benes LL, Forman DP, Caldeiro RM, Brown RP, Campbell NL, Anderson ML, Son S, Haggstrom DA, Whiteside L, Schleyer TKL, Bradley KA

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