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Martha Gerrity, MD, MPH, PhD, is a Clinical Evidence Specialist at the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University, which is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design. Dr. Gerrity is also a Professor of Medicine and a primary care physician at the VA Portland Health Care System in Oregon, where she cares for patients with a high prevalence of mental health conditions. Her research focuses on improving outcomes for patients with chronic medical conditions in primary care settings, medical education, and measurement and survey research. She has developed and evaluated collaborative care management interventions to improve outcomes of patients with depression and chronic pain in primary care settings and educational interventions for primary care providers caring for patients with depression. Dr. Gerrity is the author or coauthor of over 60 articles on a variety of topics, including depression, chronic pain, and collaborative care models for primary care patients. She is also the author of the 2014 Milbank Memorial Fund report, Integrating Primary Care into Behavioral Health Settings: What Works for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness.
Dr. Gerrity received her medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After an internal medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University, she pursued fellowship training through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Clinical Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). During her years at UNC-CH, she also completed an MPH in epidemiology and a PhD in education. May 2016
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