Program Leadership & Training Team
Title: Idaho Rural Track Associate Training Director
Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Botts, Assistant Professor (Clinical). Dr Botts a native of Oklahoma earned her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She then completed a residency at the University of Utah and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Vanderbilt University while serving as the Chief Resident during her fellowship training. At the University of Utah and Vanderbilt, Dr. Botts has participated in numerous teaching opportunities, program improvement projects, and committee involvement including establishing autism and eating disorder “tracks” on the child/adolescent inpatient units. She is first and foremost a patient advocate and educator with a drive for improving access to mental healthcare. Dr. Botts is very passionate about the Idaho Track and it’s success and has volunteered to lead in it’s development.
Title: Vice Chair for Training and Education
Dr. Doug Gray received his MD from the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, did his internship and a fellowship at the University of Utah followed by his residency at the University of Colorado in Denver. He joined the Department of Psychiatry faculty in 1990, and in 1999 became the Training Director for both the Child Psychiatry and Triple Board Training Programs. In 2011, Dr. Gray became the Director of Training and Education for the Department of Psychiatry, which includes oversight of the department’s four residency training programs, and all medical school training in psychiatry. Dr. Gray is also a member of the University of Utah, Graduate Medical Education Committee (GME) and is a nationally respected suicidologist. He has been instrumental in mentoring and training hundreds of psychiatric residents and has been the driving force behind the development of the Idaho Rural Track.
Johnathan Cree, MD
Title: Idaho State University Liaison
Dr. Jonathan Cree trained at Oxford University. He received his medical degree from St. Thomas’ Hospital and completed his residency at the Charing Cross Hospital in London. He has served on faculty at UCLA and became the director of the ISU Family Medicine Residency Program in Pocatello on 1996. Since then the program has graduated over 100 residents with more than 70% of those graduates that have settled in rural practices. Dr. Cree is passionate for educating residents in full spectrum Family Medicine and in assisting the underserved in Pocatello and Southeast Idaho. He has had an integral role in developing the University of Utah Psychiatry Rural Idaho Track as he continues to be an activist in bringing all branches of medicine to Southeastern Idaho. Dr. Cree and his wife Holly have two children, both of whom are physicians. In addition, he was a national level athlete in England and shares an avid interest in downhill skiing, an interest that is shared among all his family members, including his grandchildren.
Rex Force, Pharm D
Title: VP Health Sciences Idaho State University
Dr. Rex Force graduated from Oregon State University in Pharmacy, with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He then complete clinical research fellowship at Ohio State University before joining the faculty at Idaho State University in 1993. Since joining the ISU faculty he has held many roles including: associate dean for clinical research in the Division of Health Sciences, director of the Idaho Center for Health Research and the Family Medicine Clinical Research Center at ISU. He helped develop the telepharmacy program at ISU. Throughout his tenure he has been an advocate for health education and rural health issues in Idaho and which role he has also maintained in his support of the University of Utah Idaho Rural Track.
Title: Program Coordinator, University of Utah
Glenda supports both the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the Triple Board training programs. Her duties include assisting with recruitment of applicants, matriculation of candidates, and management of resident activities through the duration of the residency. She joined the department’s training program in 2003.
Kathleen Erwin, MD
Title: Portneuf Behavioral Health
Dr. Kathleen A. Erwin, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist. She graduated from the University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine, and completed a residency at UCSD Medical Center. Dr. Erwin has been working in Pocatello since 2016. Whenever she is not in the hospital, she is enjoying the great outdoors in Idaho.
Reta Harris, MD
Dr. Reta Harris, received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her psychiatric residency at the University of Florida. She has been in practice for more than 30 years and most recently at the VA in Pocatello where she enjoys caring for our country’s veterans.
Jdee Wilson, MD
Title: Idaho State Hospital South
Dr. Jdee Wilson, received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Arizona. He has been in practice for more than 19 years and currently serves as an inpatient psychiatrist at the Idaho State Hospital South in Blackfoot, ID.
Deric Ravsten, DO
Title: FAPA Life Change Associates
Dr. Ravsten is a native of Southeast Idaho. He received his undergraduate degree from Idaho State University, then attended medical school at Des Moines University (formerly UOMHS) in Iowa before completing his internship and Psychiatry Residency at the University of Utah. He is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with a broad range of practice experience including work in outpatient and inpatient clinical settings, working with children, adults and the elderly. His professional passion is tied to his commitment of helping each patient feel better, do more and to experience the richness and fulfillment of a fully realized life. He currently works as a private practice community psychiatrist in Pocatello.
Kelly Palmer, DO
Title: Idaho State Hospital
Dr. Kelly Palmer, DO is a board-certified psychiatrist. He received his medical degree from A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine then completed his residency and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry through the U.S. Army at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. He has been in practice for more than 30 years and currently serves as an inpatient psychiatrist at the Idaho State Hospital South in Blackfoot, ID.