Mark Duncan, MD

Personal Statement

I have pursued a career at the intersection of mental health and primary care, training in both family medicine and addiction psychiatry.  I currently practices in various integrated care settings as a consulting psychiatrist and in the outpatient adult psychiatry clinic.  I am also the co-medical director for the University of Washington Psychiatry and Addiction Case Conference (UW PACC) which is an online learning collaborative to help community providers across the state improve their psychiatric and addiction clinical skills.  My area of interest is focused on bringing addiction treatment to primary care settings.  I also spend a significant amount of time training both family medicine and psychiatry trainees and fellows on integrated treatments for substance use disorders.


Rush University Medical education, 2006
West Suburban Medical Center Residency, Family Medicine
University of Washington - School of Medicine Residency, Psychiatry
University of Washington - School of Medicine Fellowship, Addiction Psychiatry

Department Affiliations

Substance use treatment integration in primary care settings; substance use in underserved populations.​

Recent Publications

Dual study describing patient-driven harm reduction goal-setting among people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorder.
(2021 Jun)
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 29(3): 261-271
Fentress TSP, Wald S, Brah A, Leemon G, Reyes R, Alkhamees F, Kramer M, Taylor EM, Wildhood M, Frohe T, Duncan MH, Clifasefi SL, Collins SE

Combining behavioral harm-reduction treatment and extended-release naltrexone for people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorder in the USA: a randomised clinical trial.
(2021 Apr)
Lancet Psychiatry 8(4): 287-300
Collins SE, Duncan MH, Saxon AJ, Taylor EM, Mayberry N, Merrill JO, Hoffmann GE, Clifasefi SL, Ries RK

The Next Stage of Buprenorphine Care for Opioid Use Disorder.
(2019 Jun 4)
Ann Intern Med 170(11): 820-821
Duncan MH, Ratzliff AD, Powers DM, Banta-Green CJ, Saxon AJ

Addiction disorders.
(2014 Sep)
Med Clin North Am 98(5): 1097-122
Merrill JO, Duncan MH

Harm reduction with pharmacotherapy for homeless people with alcohol dependence: protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
(2014 Jul)
Contemp Clin Trials 38(2): 221-34
Collins SE, Saxon AJ, Duncan MH, Smart BF, Merrill JO, Malone DK, Jackson TR, Clifasefi SL, Joesch J, Ries RK

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