Jesse Fann, MD, MPH

Personal Statement

I am a consultation-liaison psychiatrist and health services researcher in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Epidemiology. I am also Medical Director of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and an Affiliate Investigator in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. My research interests are in psychiatric epidemiology, health services research, psychiatric oncology, and neuropsychiatry. In my clinical practice, I use a comprehensive, multifaceted approach that may include medications or counseling to help patients achieve their goals. My primary interest is helping people who are coping with medical illness. I am particularly interested in developing better approaches to delivering psychiatric care to these populations.


Stanford University, BS, Electrical Engineering, 1985
Northwestern University Medical School, MD, 1989
Columbus Hospital (Chicago), Transitional Internship, 1990
University of Washington Affil. Hosps. Residency, Psychiatry, 1993
University of Washington Affil. Hosps. Fellowship, Psychiatry Research, 1995
University of Washington School of Public Health, MPH, Epidemiology, 1996

Department Affiliations

Teaching Philosophy

​The privilege of sharing my clinical and research knowledge with the next generation of clinicians and researchers is an important component of my own ongoing professional growth and academic mission at the University of Washington. I have learned that by respectfully partnering with students and trainees to help them achieve their educational and professional goals, they learn to work in a collegial framework that will serve them in their future professional careers. I believe that one of the most important challenges as a mentor is teaching scientific rigor while simultaneously stimulating individual creativity.

Recent Publications

Improving transition from inpatient rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury: Protocol for the BRITE pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial.
(2021 Feb 27)
Contemp Clin Trials 104(): 106332
Fann JR, Hart T, Ciol MA, Moore M, Bogner J, Corrigan JD, Dams-O'Connor K, Driver S, Dubiel R, Hammond FM, Kajankova M, Watanabe TK, Hoffman JM

Comparison of Clinical Outcomes 1 and 5 Years Post-Injury Following Combat Concussion.
(2021 Jan 19)
Neurology 96(3): e387-e398
Mac Donald CL, Barber J, Patterson J, Johnson AM, Parsey C, Scott B, Fann JR, Temkin NR

Enhancing integrated psychosocial oncology through leveraging the oncology social worker's role in collaborative care.
(2020 Dec)
Psychooncology 29(12): 2084-2090
Courtnage T, Bates NE, Armstrong AA, Seitz MK, Weitzman TS, Fann JR

Evaluating the Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Relationships Predicting Suicidal Ideation Following Traumatic Brain Injury.
(2021 Jan-Feb 01)
J Head Trauma Rehabil 36(1): E18-E29
Awan N, DiSanto D, Juengst SB, Kumar RG, Bertisch H, Niemeier J, Fann JR, Kesinger MR, Sperry J, Wagner AK

Parallel Journeys of Patients with Cancer and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities for Technology-Enabled Collaborative Care.
(2020 May)
Proc ACM Hum Comput Interact 4(CSCW1):
Suh J, Williams S, Fann JR, Fogarty J, Bauer AM, Hsieh G

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