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.