Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA

Assistant Professor University of Washington

Investigator Puget Sound VA Medical Center

Fellowship Placement: Office of Congressman Jim McDermott

Stephen Thielke is a geriatric psychiatrist and health services researcher at the University of Washington, and an investigator in the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) of the Puget Sound VA Medical Center. His research examines the interactions between physical and mental health during aging, and develops methods to improve shared decision-making in the health care of older adults. He has been supported by a Hartford Geriatrics Health Outcomes Research Scholars Award, and is currently completing a Paul Beeson K23 career development award sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. In the GRECC, he serves as Associate Director for Education and Evaluation, and treats Veterans with dementia.