Juliann Salisbury, MSW, LSWAA

Center Manager



In her leadership role, Juliann manages activities at both the Center for Suicide Prevention and Recovery (CSPAR) and Suicide Care Research Center (SCRC). She is responsible for ensuring the numerous research projects and trainings are successful. She facilitates centers-wide strategic planning and facilitates communication across all projects and teams with support from Dr. Comtois and other faculty.


Juliann received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington with studies focused on clinical integrative health and mental health. She joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Washington in 2016 and joined the CSPAR team in the Summer of 2023.

Previous to CSPAR, Juliann managed the Behavioral Health Support Specialist Clinical Training program, a workforce development project that aims to scale the education of a new bachelor prepared behavioral health provider type in Washington. She also managed the development, maintenance, and evaluation of Collaborative Care and integrated care training materials within the AIMS (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions) Center. In these roles, she has contributed to trainings and implementation works such as: a guide for developing suicide prevention protocols in primary care, the Pediatric CoCM Implementation Guide, and Supporting The Medical Care of People Living With Serious Mental Illness: A Course for Case Managers.

In addition to her administrator and training development roles, Juliann has 10 years of experience working in behavioral health advocacy and direct service including as as a behavioral health provider (under supervision) in primary care behavioral health, as a social worker in a interdisciplinary dialysis clinic, facilitating support groups for loved ones and caregivers of people with severe mental health conditions with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), as well as, a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line.

Prior to working at the University of Washington, Juliann worked with NAMI Whatcom County where she organized community lectures and education classes on mental wellness topics and oversaw a community warm line. She earned her bachelor’s in psychology from Western Washington University where she coordinated a research lab investigating the effectiveness of short-term mindfulness interventions.