AMP Remembers Wayne Katon

All of us at AMP are saddened by the loss of our colleague Wayne Katon, of University of Washington. For many of us, Wayne has been hugely influential. With a quiet brilliance, he pushed Psychiatry towards population health, increasing our reach to primary care and the underserved. He redefined our practice and what it is to advocate for mental health for all. He was perhaps too humble to recognize the reach of his influence, but his innovative scientific contributions will remain with us, compelling us to be systematic, measure, analyze and implement evidenced based practice in the real world. Wayne showed us with his persistent scientific rigor, that integrated care is not only possible, but a fundamental shift in psychiatry that impacts the lives of so many for the better. He was inspiring, compelling and a gift to us all.