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Linnaea Schuttner, MD – Career Development Awardee

Linnaea Schuttner, MD Linnaea Schuttner, MD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle Division, Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA 


Linnaea Schuttner, MD, MS, is a Core Investigator with the Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation for Veteran Centered and Value Driven Care, a primary care physician at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle (VAPSHCS), and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Schuttner earned her MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. She subsequently completed her VA HSR&D Fellowship at the Seattle-Denver COIN, during which she also completed an MS in Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She completed additional training in healthcare quality through the Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety at the University of Washington, and served as a Learning Health System Scholar through the Consortium for Applied Training to Advance the Learning Health System (Catalyst) program as a K12 awardee through the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and VAPSHCS. She is a member of the Primary Care Analytics Team, evaluating and advancing VA primary care with funding from the VA Office of Primary Care, and is a contributor to the VA High-Risk Patient Investigator Network. Dr. Schuttner studies the quality and patient-centeredness of primary care delivery with a specific focus on high-risk populations and patients with multimorbidity. Her HSR&D Career Development Award proposes the development and pilot testing of a novel care model to integrate what patients find most meaningful into routine VA primary care among patients with multimorbidity. This research uses qualitative methods to understand the circumstances and contexts in which Veterans use their personal values to make healthcare decisions, examines how to approach VA ambulatory quality metrics according to patient-centered frameworks using participatory decision-support methods, and encompasses the design and pilot testing of an innovative model incorporating patient values into VA primary care for patients with multimorbidity.

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