Featured Faculty Member
Denise Chang, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UW Ravenna and Shoreline Neighborhood Clinics
Integrated Care Interests
I completed my psychiatry residency and fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine here at the University of Washington. I have always had an interest in consult-liaison work and enjoyed working with other medical specialties, and spent much of my residency and fellowship working in clinics providing mental health care in medical settings. It was a natural fit for me to move into Collaborative Care, and as I joined the faculty I started working with the Behavioral Health Integration Programs (BHIP) at the UW Neighborhood clinics and at the General Internal Medicine Clinic, in addition to doing some Mental Health Integration Program (MHIP) work. More recently I have become involved in the Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP) Fellowship, helping to train fellows and residents in Integrated Care. I have also recently moved into a more administrative role, helping to manage the BHIP teams, and have become more involved in quality improvement work, especially within the realm of Collaborative Care. My major interests are promoting Collaborative Care within our UW system and supporting our BHIP teams in continuing to provide excellent care!
I have had the pleasure of working with an ICTP fellow at one of my BHIP sites and will soon be working with a psychiatry resident as well. I am also very excited to be working on quality improvement projects with my colleagues in psychiatry and primary care and supervising QI projects by the ICTP fellows.
Favorite Northwest Treasure
As a non-native to the Pacific Northwest, I have now adopted Seattle as my home. I have come to love the many outdoor activities available here, like hiking, camping and cross-country skiing. Though now with two little kids at home, I often find myself doing kid-friendly activities, but we still try to find time to enjoy the occasional dining out experience, as my husband and I love food and enjoy trying new restaurants!