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Helen Jack, M.D.

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Helen Jack, M.D. is an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Washington. A practicing primary care physician, Dr. Jack’s clinical work is in a prison in rural eastern Washington. Her research focuses on the integration of mental health and substance use treatment into low-resource primary care settings. 

She is currently supported by an NIMH Career Development Award (K23) to study the implementation of depression treatment guidelines in Zimbabwe, where she has been doing mental health research and research capacity building since 2013. She also has two ongoing studies in the Washington prison system focused on substance use treatment and HIV prevention. Dr. Jack graduated summa cum laude from Yale, received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and earned a second bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.