Fall, 2015 edition of the Integrated Care Pathway Newsletter
Research Networking Group


Mark Duncan, MD
UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 

Integrated Care Interests
Initially trained as a family medicine physician, I have experienced the need for improved mental health and addiction care in primary care settings. I have also experienced the need for better educational support around mental health issues during the formative residency years of a primary care provider. It is because of those experiences that one of my integrated care interests is helping primary care residents improve their educational experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in primary care settings and specifically in a Collaborative Care framework.  

I also have a subspecialty in addiction psychiatry, and would like to see how Collaborative Care can support addiction treatment in primary care settings. Currently, my care coordinator and I have started to enroll a limited number of patients with alcohol use disorders, with the goal of also enrolling patients on Buprenorphine/Naloxone with opioid use disorders.

Highlighted Project
The Family Medicine Residency Senior Resident Psychiatry Rotation, starting in October 2015. This will be a month long rotation to enhance the family medicine’s resident development diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, and Collaborative Care. In January 2016, I will have the opportunity to have both a psychiatry and family medicine resident working with me together in a unique interdisciplinary educational experience.

The Psychiatry Residency BHIP rotation, starting in January 2016.

Favorite Northwest Treasure
The birth of my two children, now 2 and 4 years old. Watching my Chicago Bears beat the Seahawks back in 2009 at Century Link field (a distant memory now).

Contact information

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356560, Seattle, WA 98195-6560
phone: 206.221.4046 


Below are a few interesting highlights of the APA IPS Meeting! 

Thursday, October 8, 2015
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Preparing Residents for the Integration of Mental Health and Primary Care: What Do Residents Want and How Can We Deliver It?
APA Public Psychiatry Fellowship Chair: Matthew Iles-Shih, MD, MPH
Presenters: Raj Loungani, MD, MPH, Jason Schweitzer, MD, Carrie Cunningham, MD, MPH

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Tella-Fella: Using Online Communication to Remotely Train Public/Community Psychiatry Fellows
Chairs: Stephanie Le Melle, MD, Patrick S. Runnels, MD
Presenters: Ashley Overley, Mardoche Sidor, MD, Steve Koh, MD, MBA, MPH, Wesley E. Sowers, MD
Friday, October 9, 2015
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Telemedicine Consultation and Prescribing: Rules, Challenges, and Practical Suggestions for Controlled Substance Management in Adults and Children
Chair: John H. Wells II, MD
Discussant: Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 
Telepsychiatry: Delivering a Novel Use of an Established Technology for Mental Health Services in a Minority, Diverse Population in an Urban Setting
Chairs: Jose Vito, MD, Matthew D. Erlich, MD
Presenters: Hudson Elmore, MD, Jean-Pierre Lindenmayer, MD, Rubiahna Vaughn, MD, MPH, John Kasckow, MD 
Saturday, October 10, 2015
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Practical Guide to Preparing Psychiatrists to Practice in Integrated Primary Care and Mental Health Settings
Chairs: Rachel Robitz, MD, Steve Koh, MD, MBA, MPH
Presenters: Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, Jessica Thackaberry, MD 

Sunday, October 11, 2015
10 - 11:30 a.m.
A Tale of Three Clinics: Integrated Psychiatry Into Academic Teaching Clinics
Chair: Mary T. Gabriel, MD
Presenters: Jaina Amin, MD, Neal Goldenberg, MD, MPH, Sarah Nagle-Yang, MD, Mary T. Gabriel, MD


The APM Meeting is coming up in November! Please let Amy and Anna know if you are planning on attending so they can connect with you! This is a great meeting for residents to learn more about psychosomatic medicine. Below are a few meeting highlights: 

Wednesday November 11, 2015
New this year if you are a member of APM is the Collaborative Care Forum: Joint APM/APA Efforts to Define and Optimize the Roles of Psychiatrists from 7-9 p.m. –should be interesting hear the discussion about whether to form a new interest group for integrated care.  

Thursday, November 12
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Friend of the Department, Michael Sharpe will lead the Don R. Lipsitt Award Workshop: Collaborative Care - Challenges and Controversies

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Amritha Bhat, MD is presenting as part of Collaborative Perinatal Mental Health Care: Opportunities to Optimize Maternal and Child Mental Health

Friday, November 13
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dimitry Davydow, MD, MPH is presenting Serious Mental Illnesses and Risk of Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations in a National Population-Based Cohort Study co-authored by Joe Cerimele, MD, MPH and colleagues from Denmark in the oral paper session.


When: Oct 5, 2015
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Where: UWMC, BB1640

Attend the Integrated Care Pathway Journal Club Meeting! Network, enjoy a light dinner, and learn about a research article.

We are delighted to have Deb Kaysen, PhD, 
lead a discussion on her experiences adapting, deploying, and now scaling up cognitive processing therapy for use by community-based paraprofessionals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Read her findings here (full pdf available):

Controlled trial of psychotherapy for Congolese survivors of sexual violence

You are welcome to join even if you have not yet read the article. We hope to see you there!



The next Integrated Care Pathway Journal Club meeting will be on:

Feb 1, 2016
4:30-6:00 PM
Marc Avery, MD
Location TBD

May 2, 2016
4:30-6:00 PM
Evette Ludman, PhD
Location TBD


Congratulations to Katie Norfleet, MD and Anna Ratzliff,MD, PhD for their recent publication, Perceived Education Needs of the Integrated Care Psychiatric Consultant published by Academic Psychiatry in August 2015! 

If you have recently published a paper and would like it mentioned in the next newsletter, please email Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD and Amy Bauer, MD.


The Department has recently received funding for two new large integrated-care projects! 

Integrated Care Training Program and Fellowship

The UW was awarded $8 million in state funds over the next two biennia for an evidence-based psychiatry training program to improve access to mental health care in WA. As part of the program the department is offering up to 5 positions for an integrated care fellowship

$12 million PCORI Funding

The Department received $11.7 million in funding from PCORI to test a telepsychiatry extension of the Collaborative Care model for patients with PTSD or bipolar disorder in rural primary care. John Fortney, PhD is the principal investigator with Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA serving as Co-Principal Investigator. This will become the largest treatment trial for patients with bipolar disorder and PTSD to date.


Questions about the Integrated Care Pathway at University of Washington? Interested in sharing a project or news? Please email co-leaders Anna Ratzliff, ( or Amy Bauer (


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