Dr. Zatzick is currently a Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Health Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Over the past two decades, he has developed a public health approach to trauma-focused research that has emphasized clinical epidemiologic,
functional outcome, and early intervention studies of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related co-morbid conditions including depression and alcohol and drug abuse. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Chairperson of the National Institute of Mental Health, Services in Non-specialty Settings (NIMH, SRNS) Study Section. He also currently serves on the congressionally-mandated United States Institute of Medicine four-year ongoing assessment of PTSD treatment and the World Health Organization Stress Disorders Guideline Development Group. Dr. Zatzick has served as a collaborator and consultant on numerous DOD clinical research investigations. He was the collaborative care coach for Operation Solace in the wake of the 2001 Pentagon attack. He now serves as the collaborative care / injury care management co-investigator for two active Department of Defense protocols that seek to treat active duty service members and their families in acute and primary care medical settings. He also participated in disaster relief and early intervention efforts after Hurricane Katrina and the January 2010 Haiti earthquake. Dr. Zatzick served as the Medical Director of the University of Washington’s Harborview Level I Trauma Center Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service from 2005-2012. In this capacity he provided front-line clinical services to ethno-culturally diverse, acutely-injured trauma survivors.