Jurgen Unutzer

University of Washington Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Unützer is Professor and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Washington and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. A geriatric psychiatrist and health services researcher, Dr. Unützer is also an affiliate investigator at the Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound and a consultant in mental health services research at RAND. He recently served as senior scientific advisor to the World Health Organization and as an advisor to the President's Commission on Mental Health. Dr. Unützer received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University, his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his M.P.H. from the University of Washington.

Dr. Unützer's research focuses on improving the care of older adults with depression and comorbid medical disorders. He is the principal investigator of project IMPACT, a multi-site study to improve care for late-life depression funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the California HealthCare Foundation and a recipient of the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars Award in Aging Research. 

Dr. Unutzer also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Editors.