John Fortney, PhD

Personal Statement

I am a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and the Director of the Division of Population Health. I am also a Core Investigator at the HSR&D Center for Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and the Director of the VA Virtual Specialty Care QUERI Center.

For the last 25 years, my research has focused on access to care. I have published a framework for conceptualizing access to care in the digital age that incorporates virtual care technologies. I have conducted clinical trials to test the effectiveness of virtual care technologies to facilitate the delivery of evidence-based mental health services in rural primary care clinics. I have also conducted implementation trials to test the effectiveness of strategies to promote the uptake of virtual care technologies by primary care patients and providers. My research has been supported by NIMH, NIAAA, PCORI, and VA HSR&D. 

Education

Mental Health Services Research, VA HSR&D Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research , 1993-1995
PhD, Geography, University of Iowa, 1992
BS, Geography, Middlebury College, 1984

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Bipolar disorder and PTSD screening and telepsychiatry diagnoses in primary care.
(2020 May 19)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 65(): 28-32
Cerimele JM, LePoire E, Fortney JC, Hawrilenko M, Unützer J, Bauer AM

Differences in functional and structural social support among female and male veterans and civilians.
(2020 Apr 6)
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol
Campbell SB, Gray KE, Hoerster KD, Fortney JC, Simpson TL

Military Service and Military Health Care Coverage are Associated with Reduced Racial Disparities in Time to Mental Health Treatment Initiation.
(2020 Jan 27)
Adm Policy Ment Health
Goldberg SB, Fortney JC, Chen JA, Young BA, Lehavot K, Simpson TL

Contributors to Racial Disparities in Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy in the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
(2019 Dec)
Med Care 57(12): 930-936
Katon JG, Bossick AS, Doll KM, Fortney J, Gray KE, Hebert P, Lynch KE, Ma EW, Washington DL, Zephyrin L, Callegari LS

Study to promote innovation in rural integrated telepsychiatry (SPIRIT): Rationale and design of a randomized comparative effectiveness trial of managing complex psychiatric disorders in rural primary care clinics.
(2020 Mar)
Contemp Clin Trials 90(): 105873
Fortney JC, Heagerty PJ, Bauer AM, Cerimele JM, Kaysen D, Pfeiffer PN, Zielinski MJ, Pyne JM, Bowen D, Russo J, Ferro L, Moore D, Nolan JP, Fee FC, Heral T, Freyholtz-London J, McDonald B, Mullins J, Hafer E, Solberg L, Unützer J

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