Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington School of Medicine
Phone: 206.897.4225
Fax: 206.744.3236

Dedra Buchwald MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, University of Washington Twin Registry
Director, Chronic Fatigue Clinic, Harborview Medical Center
Staff Physician, Harborview Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington at Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.1824

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Improving Mental Health Care in Safety Net Medical Settings

This NIMH-funded (T-32) two-year postdoctoral research training program aims to increase the number of early career investigators trained in mental health and addictions services research with a safety net medical setting focus. Our interdisciplinary program is embedded in an academic-public sector partnership that has flourished for several decades.  The specific aims of this training program are to:

The program will partner with Harborview Medical Center (HMC), a University of Washington affiliated hospital, and capitalize on the infrastructure of the HMC-funded Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illness, and Medically Vulnerable Populations (CHAMMP). CHAMMP’s goal is to facilitate research at the interface of psychiatry and medicine to improve mental health and addictions care in safety net medical settings by estimating the burden of these conditions and developing novel, tailored interventions that can be widely disseminated.

The interdisciplinary training will involve faculty from the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine, and from the Schools of Social Work, Nursing, and Public Health.

Frequently Asked Questions

For detailed information about eligibility, stipends, tuition, fees, health insurance, and other trainee costs associated with the T32 Training Program funded by the National Institutes of Health, please see NRSA (T32).

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted at any time for the fellowship which begins July 1st of each year. Application materials:

To apply please send all application materials in an email to:

Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

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