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David A. Harrison M.D., Ph.D.


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David A. Harrison M.D., Ph.D. Obituary
David A. Harrison, M.D., Ph.D.

David A. Harrison, M.D., Ph.D.,

passed away on August 3, 2018. He was an Associate Professor, University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, consulting psychiatrist for the Mental Health Integration Program, and an attending physician, the Consult-Liaison and Inpatient Psychiatry Services, UWMC.

Dave was born June 26, 1957, in Castro Valley, CA, the son of Florence (Montana) Harrison and Melvin Harrison (deceased). He attended Livermore High School and graduated from Stanford University with honors. His MD and PhD in nutrition were from the University of California, Davis, and his internship and residency in psychiatry were at Oregon Health and Sciences University.

As a UW fellow, he engaged in chaplaincy training and developed mental health training materials for chaplains while a Templeton Foundation-funded Visiting Scholar at the HealthCare Chaplaincy in New York. He was board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry, and in his decade at UW, received numerous awards and contributed extensively through journal articles and presentations.

Dave was passionate about team-based, collaborative, and integrative approaches to mental health care, and committed to providing mental health services for those who were underserved. His extraordinary gifts of intelligence, curiosity, compassion and humility have made a significant difference in the lives of those he touched in his work and personal life. Dave will be deeply missed by his family, colleagues and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated

at Blessed Sacrament Church on Saturday, August 18, at 10am,

5050 8th Ave NE. A reception will

follow at 11:15am at Samaritan Center of Puget Sound,

564 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle.
Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 12, 2018
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