Diane has 30 years’ experience managing a wide range of public health and health services research, evaluation, and implementation projects and programs. She participated in the creation of the AIMS Center in 2004, and currently serves as Co-Director. Prior to joining the University of Washington, Diane managed a large research program focused on diverse behavioral interventions for cancer prevention at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Diane is trained as a behavioral health provider and delivered mental health services in both inpatient and outpatient settings for over eight years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English Literature from Gonzaga University, a master’s degree in Psychology from Seattle University, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Washington.
Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD is a national expert on Collaborative Care and specifically, on training teams to implement and deliver mental health treatment in primary care settings. Her passion for translating complex research ideas into practical real-world applications began when she received her MD and PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California at Irvine.
Dr. Ratzliff is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington where she has developed additional expertise in suicide prevention training, mental health workforce development, adult learning best practices, and mentorship. She is Co-Director of the AIMS Center, Director of the UW Psychiatry Resident Training Program, and Director of the UW Integrated Care Training Program for residents and fellows.
Alan Gojdics, MEd is the Associate Director for Education at AIMS, and for Workforce Development in the Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP) at the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He attended school at Ohio State and got his undergraduate degree in communications. He has worked primarily in the technology field.
Thirteen years ago, he took a job at the University of Washington focusing on scaling learning using technology. This spiked an interest in education, prompting him to get his graduate degree from the UW in education. He has always had some interest in mental health, and enjoys participating in health sciences and seeing the impact of mental health treatment.
In addition to his work in ICTP, Alan develops behavioral intervention trainings and materials, and looks at technology to improve the way providers are trained. He is attracted to collaborative care’s structured approach to the goal of better outcomes for as many patients as possible. He believes his most important work has been to re-examine and improve core training for providers and its effectiveness and accessibility. Five years from now, he sees collaborative care as a mainstream presence in the primary care setting.
Sara has over 15 years of experience working with underserved populations, most recently the last 10 years at Sea Mar Community Health Centers in Washington State. Sara led chronic disease management, care management, SBIRT, and Collaborative Care programs across an extensive clinic system, along with leading the Patient-Centered Medical Home transformation process.
Sara received her master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington and bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies from Carleton College.
Patrick J. Raue, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook in 1995.
Dr. Raue is Associate Director for Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions at the AIMS Center, and Director of the National Network of PST Clinicians, Trainers & Researchers. In these roles, he develops and leads implementation and training programs in a variety of behavioral health interventions.
Dr. Raue’s clinical expertise includes the identification and management of mental health conditions in medical settings including primary care and home health care. Dr. Raue conducts NIMH-supported research on patient preferences and shared decision-making approaches for depression; the effectiveness of psychotherapy among older adults; and suicidal ideation.