Acting InstructorMedicine Related Links: TwitterFaculty Information Biography Dr. Helen E. Jack is an Acting Instructor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Washington and a practicing primary care physician with the Washington Department of Corrections. A clinician-scientist, Dr. Jack’s research focuses on the integration of behavioral health into primary care for vulnerable populations. Since 2013, she has been conducting global mental health systems research and doing research capacity-building in southern Africa, primarily Zimbabwe. As the behavioral health treatment gap spans borders, Dr. Jack is also involved in US-based research focused on substance use care in general medical settings. Dr. Jack graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and completed medical school at Harvard Medical School. Prior to beginning her medical training, she earned a second BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Education & Training: MDHarvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA2014–2018 Internship and Residency in Internal MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WA2018–2021 Honors: Phi Beta Kappa2011 Rhodes Scholarship2012 Center for Primary Care Student Leadership Award, Harvard Medical School2016 Alpha Omega Alpha2020 Harborview Annual Housestaff Achievement Award for Clinical Ability and Humanitarian Concern2020 Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Research & Clinical Interests Research Interests: Helen Jack, MD is a primary care doctor and physician-scientist focused on the integration of mental health and substance use treatment into primary health services in low-resource settings. Much of her research has centered on how lay health workers, including both community health workers and peer support workers, can be part of expanding access to behavioral health care, both domestically and in southern Africa. Dr. Jack has been conducting mental health research and doing research capacity building in Zimbabwe since 2013. She is currently supported by an NIMH K23 career development award to study depression diagnosis and the implementation of WHO depression treatment guidelines in primary care in Zimbabwe. She does her clinical work in primary care in a men’s medium and minimum security prison in rural eastern Washington and is beginning several criminal justice-related research studies. Research Interests Global mental health Addiction medicine Lay health workers Implementation science Ongoing research projects and affiliations include MedStAR at University of Washington, Global Mental Health and Addiction Program at University of Maryland, and Centre for Global Mental Health at King’s College London Clinical Interests: Primary care Correctional health Publications My NCBI: My NCBI BibliographyPublications: Jack H, Canavan M, Ofori-Atta A, Taylor L, Bradley E. Recruitment and retention of mental health workers in Ghana. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57940. PMID: 23469111. Basu S, Jack HE, Arabadjis SD, Phillips RS. Benchmarks for Reducing Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Through Community Health Workers Integrated Into Primary Care: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. Med Care. 2017 Feb;55(2):140-147. PMID: 27547954. Jack HE, Arabadjis SD, Sun L, Sullivan EE, Phillips RS. Impact of Community Health Workers on Use of Healthcare Services in the United States: A Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar;32(3):325-344. PMID: 27921257. Kidia K, Machando D, Mangezi W, Hendler R, Crooks M, Abas M, Chibanda D, Thornicroft G, Semrau M, Jack H. Mental health in Zimbabwe: A health systems analysis. Lancet Psychiatry. 2017 Nov;4(11):876-886. PMID: 28625876. Ofori-Atta A, Attafuah J, Jack H, Baning F, Rosenheck R; Joining Forces Research Consortium. Joining psychiatric care and faith healing in a prayer camp in Ghana: Randomised trial. Br J Psychiatry. 2018 Jan;212(1):34-41. PMID: 29433613. Jack HE, Oller D, Kelly J, Magidson JF, Wakeman SE. Addressing substance use disorder in primary care: The role, integration, and impact of recovery coaches. Subst Abus. 2018;39(3):307-314. PMID: 28991516. Jack HE, Fricchione G, Chibanda D, Thornicroft G, Machando D, Kidia K. Mental health of incarcerated people: A global call to action. Lancet Psychiatry. 2018 May;5(5):391-392. PMID: 29699739. Jack HE, Oller D, Kelly J, Magidson JF, Wakeman SE. Asking How Our Patients Understand Addiction. Am J Med. 2019 Mar;132(3):269-271. PMID: 30240683. Jack HE, Myers B, Regenauer KS, Magidson JF. Mutual Capacity Building to Reduce the Behavioral Health Treatment Gap Globally. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2020 Jul;47(4):497-500. PMID: 31823100. Jack HE, Merritt C, Medhin G, Musesengwa R, Mafuta C, Gibson LJ, Hanlon C, Sorsdahl K, Chibanda D, Abas M. Developing sustainable capacity-building in mental health research: Implementation outcomes of training of trainers in systematic reviewing. Glob Health Action. 2020;13(1):1715325. PMID: 32041498.