Jurgen Unutzer

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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Research Interests

Improving the care of adults with common mental disorders such as depression and comorbid medical disorders


BS Biochemistry, History, Zoology, Iowa State University, 1983

MA Public Policy, University of Chicago, 1988

MD Vanderbilt University, 1990

MPH Health Services, University of Washington, 1996

In the News

Anxiety is normal during a pandemic
KOMO News, 04/03/2020

A lifeline to mental health
UW Homepage, 11/07/2017

UW leads huge clinical trial of mental health in rural U.S.
HSNewsBeat, 08/24/2015

Easing the Global Mental Health Burden
SPH News, 06/30/2015

How to Achieve Better Mental Health Care for Lower Costs in Obamacare
The Seattle Times, 01/11/2014

Depression now Leading Cause of Disability Burden Among US, Canadian Teens
Nature Medicine, 12/18/2012

More older people treated for depression
New York Times, 07/25/2012