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

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Recent Publications

Collaborative care for depression yields similar improvement among older and younger rural adults.
(2021 Sep 18)
J Am Geriatr Soc
Renn BN, Johnson M, Powers DM, Vredevoogd M, Unützer J

Comparison of Teleintegrated Care and Telereferral Care for Treating Complex Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care: A Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial.
(2021 Aug 25)
JAMA Psychiatry
Fortney JC, Bauer AM, Cerimele JM, Pyne JM, Pfeiffer P, Heagerty PJ, Hawrilenko M, Zielinski MJ, Kaysen D, Bowen DJ, Moore DL, Ferro L, Metzger K, Shushan S, Hafer E, Nolan JP, Dalack GW, Unützer J

Design, implement, and diffuse scalable and sustainable solutions for dementia care.
(2021 Jul)
J Am Geriatr Soc 69(7): 1755-1762
Boustani M, Unützer J, Leykum LK

The Patient Mania Questionnaire (PMQ-9): a Brief Scale for Assessing and Monitoring Manic Symptoms.
(2021 Jun 18)
J Gen Intern Med
Cerimele JM, Russo J, Bauer AM, Hawrilenko M, Pyne JM, Dalack GW, Kroenke K, Unützer J, Fortney JC

Effectiveness of collaborative care in reducing suicidal ideation: An individual participant data meta-analysis.
(2021 Jul-Aug)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 71(): 27-35
Grigoroglou C, van der Feltz-Cornelis C, Hodkinson A, Coventry PA, Zghebi SS, Kontopantelis E, Bower P, Lovell K, Gilbody S, Waheed W, Dickens C, Archer J, Blakemore A, Adler DA, Aragones E, Björkelund C, Bruce ML, Buszewicz M, Carney RM, Cole MG, Davidson KW, Gensichen J, Grote NK, Russo J, Huijbregts K, Huffman JC, Menchetti M, Patel V, Richards DA, Rollman B, Smit A, Zijlstra-Vlasveld MC, Wells KB, Zimmermann T, Unutzer J, Panagioti M

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