Winslow Gerrish

Dr. Winslow Gerrish received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Seattle Pacific University and completed internship at the VA medical center in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Gerrish is the Director of Behavioral Sciences, Research, and Grants at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI), where he is core faculty. At FMRI he teaches family medicine residents about the behavioral sciences, maintains his own clinical caseload, conducts and oversees research, and provides administrative oversight to FMRI’s behavioral health department. Previously, Dr. Gerrish was Director of the PTSD Clinical Team at the Boise VAMC, team psychologist in their home-based primary care unit, and served on faculty in their Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education. Dr. Gerrish grew up the son of a rural family physician in a small dairy town in Washington State. This upbringing laid the foundation for his life-long passion for family medicine and he entered graduate school with the singular goal of being a family medicine educator and a health psychologist integrated into a rural underserved family medicine clinic. Dr. Gerrish is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and author of the book Interprofessional Education in Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Implications from Complex Adaptive Systems Theory. His special interests include PCMH transformation, interprofessional education, and behavioral health integration in primary care. Dr. Gerrish loves being in the mountains and is an avid climber and skier. When not at work, you will find him with his family trying to get lost in the wilderness while engaged in some type of crazy outdoor adventure.