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

Bipolar disorder and PTSD screening and telepsychiatry diagnoses in primary care.
(2020 May 19)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 65(): 28-32
Cerimele JM, LePoire E, Fortney JC, Hawrilenko M, Unützer J, Bauer AM

Commentary.
(2020 May 22)
Transl Behav Med
Unützer J

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

Sustaining the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM): Billing Newly Available CoCM CPT Codes in an Academic Primary Care System.
(2020 Apr 15)
Psychiatr Serv
Carlo AD, Drake L, Ratzliff ADH, Chang D, Unützer J

Development of a Tailored Behavioral Weight Loss Program for Veterans With PTSD (MOVE!+UP): A Mixed-Methods Uncontrolled Iterative Pilot Study.
(2020 Mar 12)
Am J Health Promot
Hoerster KD, Tanksley L, Simpson T, Saelens BE, Unützer J, Black M, Greene P, Sulayman N, Reiber G, Nelson K

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