Joseph Cerimele, MD

Personal Statement

My current clinical work includes consulting to a primary care clinic utilizing a collaborative care model, and attending on the inpatient psychiatry unit and the inpatient psychiatry consultation service at UWMC.  My primary interests include improving recognition and quality of care of patients with psychiatric illnesses seen in primary care clinics. My current research in primary care focuses on the care of individuals with bipolar disorder.  I am also interested in promoting smoking cessation through tobacco use treatment in individuals with psychiatric illnesses.


Primary care psychiatry research, University of Washington, 2012-2014
Adult psychiatry residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2008-2012
Chief resident, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2011-2012
MD, University of Cincinnati, 2004-2008
MPH, University of Washington, 2012-2014

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Bipolar disorder and PTSD screening and telepsychiatry diagnoses in primary care.
(2020 Jul - Aug)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 65(): 28-32
Cerimele JM, LePoire E, Fortney JC, Hawrilenko M, Unützer J, Bauer AM

Study to promote innovation in rural integrated telepsychiatry (SPIRIT): Rationale and design of a randomized comparative effectiveness trial of managing complex psychiatric disorders in rural primary care clinics.
(2020 Mar)
Contemp Clin Trials 90(): 105873
Fortney JC, Heagerty PJ, Bauer AM, Cerimele JM, Kaysen D, Pfeiffer PN, Zielinski MJ, Pyne JM, Bowen D, Russo J, Ferro L, Moore D, Nolan JP, Fee FC, Heral T, Freyholtz-London J, McDonald B, Mullins J, Hafer E, Solberg L, Unützer J

Bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in rural primary care: Extending specialty care reach.
(2020 Feb)
Bipolar Disord 22(1): 97-100
Cerimele JM, Lostutter TW

Collaborative Care for Patients With a Bipolar Disorder: A Primary Care FQHC-CMHC Partnership.
(2019 Apr 1)
Psychiatr Serv 70(4): 353
Kern JS, Cerimele JM

Systematic Review of Symptom Assessment Measures for Use in Measurement-Based Care of Bipolar Disorders.
(2019 May 1)
Psychiatr Serv 70(5): 396-408
Cerimele JM, Goldberg SB, Miller CJ, Gabrielson SW, Fortney JC

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