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Theresa Hoeft

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

206-543-2167 | thoeft@uw.edu

Research Interests

Mixed-methods in health services research, health economics and community-based participatory research; scalable and culturally responsive models of behavioral health care delivery; integrating behavioral health into primary care; clinic-community partnerships to address social determinants of health; lay health providers work in and with health care systems; multi-sector collaborations to improve population health


Theresa Hoeft is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health. She also works with the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at UW. She has worked primarily in Alaska, California and Seattle on integrated care research that unites behavioral health and primary care services, with a focus on programs that conduct outreach with community agencies to better address patients’ social determinants of health. This work has also centered on reducing access barriers to treatment by bringing services into communities (e.g., adjacent to a needle exchange) and delivering care via lay health providers who may better engage patients.

Hoeft has over 10 years of experience working in academic and health system settings on models that improve the reach of behavioral health care delivery. She specializes in health services research, health economics, community-based participatory research, and mixed-methods research. She earned her doctorate in population health at the University of Wisconsin.


PhD Health Economics, Health Services Research, University of Wisconsin (Madison), 2008
BA Economics, University of Wisconsin (Madison), 1999

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