Primary Care Behavioral Health Fellowship

The Primary Care Behavioral Health Fellowship at the University of Minnesota provides two years of training on the integration of behavioral health and primary care.

The fellowship prepares fellows to provide integrated behavioral health services within a primary care clinic, such as the following:

  • Implement behavioral health programs that target population health and other quality improvement initiatives
  • Work effectively in an interprofessional team (faculty physicians, resident physicians, clinical pharmacists, care coordinators, and many others)
  • Precept family medicine residents on topics such as patient-centered communication, behavior change counseling, and mental health diagnosis and treatment
  • Engage in scholarly activity that advances the field of integrated behavioral health

Brief History

We offer two fellowship opportunities within the department. One opportunity was established in 2007 and involves a longstanding partnership between two of our family medicine residency programs at Bethesda and Smiley's family medicine clinics.

In 2017, our fellowship expanded with the addition of another training opportunity, which is at Broadway Family Medicine Clinic and North Memorial Medical Center.

The fellowship is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).


We offer two fellowship opportunities. One is located at Bethesda and Smiley's family medicine clinics. The second one is at Broadway Family Medicine Clinic and North Memorial Medical Center. 

We are currently accepting applications to fill one fellowship position at the Bethesda and Smiley's clinics. Complete applications must be received by December 2, 2019 in order to be considered for this position. To learn more about this position and apply, click here.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program and completed an internship that meets APA, APPIC, or CAPPIC requirements.
  • Preference is given to applicants that have experience in primary care, health psychology, or behavioral medicine, as well as an interest in psychotherapy.

Offers will be made in accordance with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) match guidelines

Where We Practice

We offer two fellowship opportunities. One opportunity is at Bethesda and Smiley's family medicine clinics in the Twin Cities. The other opportunity is at Broadway Family Medicine Clinic in North Minneapolis. All three clinics are certified health care homes.

Bethesda Family Medicine Clinic

bethesdaBethesda Family Medicine Clinic is a certified health care home located in the St. Paul neighborhood of Frogtown, just blocks from the state Capitol. It employs a diverse integrated care team, including family physicians, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, care coordinators, and pharmacists. Bethesda serves a diverse community which includes many underserved, ethnically diverse populations including Karen, Burmese and Hmong refugees among other groups. A hallmark of the culture of care at Bethesda is the delivery of culturally responsive care with a focus on strong, interdisciplinary collaboration.

Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic

smileysSmiley's Family Medicine Clinic is located in South Minneapolis. It is a certified health care home and recently became a certified behavioral health home. The clinic culture nurtures an environment that values teamwork. The team includes behavioral health, psychiatry, an on-site pharmacist, physicians, and a nurse practitioner. Smiley's physicians care for a racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse patient population.

Broadway Family Medicine Clinic

broadwayBroadway Family Medicine Clinic is a certified health care home located in North Minneapolis. Broadway's physicians care for a culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse population, including African Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics, Hmong, and more. The clinic truly embraces an interprofessional team approach to patient care and resident education, including physicians (MDs and DOs), family medicine residents, nurses, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, pharmacists, a dietician, case managers, and community advocates. Fellows co-train alongside residents and receive specific interdisciplinary training in leadership, team-based care, population health, and complex care management.


Behavioral health fellows are provided the following benefits:

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Continuing Medical Education Credit

Receive $1,000 of continuing medical education credit per year that can be used for educational expenses such as conferences or courses. These funds roll over from year to year, and any unused funds would be forfeit upon the end of the two year fellowship.


For more information regarding payroll, vacation, assistance planning leave, or sick leave:

Angela Kamau

For more information regarding other benefits:

UMN Office of Human Resources
612-624-8647 or 800-756-2363


Senior fellow

addicksSarah Addicks, PhD, MPH

Graduate school: West Virginia University
Internship: Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Medical interests: Chronic pain, chronic disease self-management, perinatal mental health, and culturally adapted psychotherapies
Personal interests: Spending time with family and two rescue pups, attending music concerts/festivals, photography

Junior fellows

Dr. Eli MartinezEli Martinez, PhD

Graduate school: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Internship: Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare in central New Jersey
Medical interestsChronic illness and pain management, diabetes treatment and care, and treatment of trauma and its effects on the body
Personal interestsSpending time with her cat and family, reading, and trying different restaurants and foods across Minnesota

headshotAdam Sattler, PhD

Graduate school: University of Mississippi 
Internship: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI
Medical interests: Health behavior change, chronic pain, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based mental health practices, and mindfulness-based interventions for mental health issues
Personal interests: Biking, running, meditation, and playing and listening to music

Where previous fellows work after fellowship

  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Mid-Valley Medical Plaza
  • Park Nicollet Melrose Center
  • Phalen Village Family Medicine Clinic
  • St. Cloud VA Health Care System


Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 381
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Office Address:
516 Delaware St. SE
5-255 Philips-Wangensteen Bldg
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Eli Coleman, PhD

Associate Directors

Dana Brandenburg, PsyD

Christine Danner, PhD

Michelle Sherman, PhD


Heidi Cerdas Monge, MBA