Jurgen Unutzer

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA

Personal Statement

My work focuses on the integration of mental health services and general medical care and on translating research on evidence-based mental health interventions into effective clinical and public health practice. I have published over 300 scientific papers and I am the recipient of numerous federal and foundation grants and awards for my research on integrated behavioral health care. I work with national and international organizations dedicated to improving behavioral health care for diverse populations. I have served as Senior Scientific Advisor to the World Health Organization and as an advisor to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.

Education

Primary Care Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1994-1996
MPH, Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health, 1994-1996
Geriatric Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine - Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1993-1994
Chief Resident in Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine - Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1993-1994
Residency in Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine - Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1991-1993
Internship in Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine - Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1990-1991
M.A., Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, 1986-1988
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1984-1990
B.S., Iowa State University, 1982-1983

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Achieving Mental Health Equity: Collaborative Care.
(2020 Sep)
Psychiatr Clin North Am 43(3): 501-510
Jackson-Triche ME, Unützer J, Wells KB

Rural clinics implementing collaborative care for low-income patients can achieve comparable or better depression outcomes.
(2020 Jul 23)
Fam Syst Health
Powers DM, Bowen DJ, Arao RF, Vredevoogd M, Russo J, Grover T, Unützer J

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

Commentary.
(2020 Aug 7)
Transl Behav Med 10(3): 674-675
Unützer J

Psychiatry in the age of COVID-19.
(2020 Jun)
World Psychiatry 19(2): 130-131
Unützer J, Kimmel RJ, Snowden M

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