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

Deploying a telemedicine collaborative care intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: A stepped wedge evaluation of an adaptive implementation strategy.
(2022 Mar 26)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 77(): 109-117
Fortney JC, Rajan S, Reisinger HS, Moeckli J, Nolan JP, Wong ES, Rise P, Petrova VV, Sayre GG, Pyne JM, Grubaugh A, Simsek-Duran F, Grubbs KM, Morland LA, Felker B, Schnurr PP

A comparison of patient-reported mental health outcomes for the Department of Veterans Affairs' regional telehealth and Community Care Programs.
(2022 Apr 25)
Health Serv Res
Fortney JC, Carey EP, Rajan S, Rise PJ, Gunzburger EC, Felker BL

Author Correction: Care-seeking and delay of care during COPD exacerbations.
(2022 Apr 24)
NPJ Prim Care Respir Med 32(1): 16
Locke ER, Young JP, Battaglia C, Simpson TL, Trivedi R, Simons C, Fortney JC, Hebert P, Swenson ER, Edelman J, Fan VS

Care managers' experiences in a collaborative care program for the treatment of bipolar disorder and PTSD in underserved communities.
(2022 May-Jun)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 76(): 16-24
LaRocco-Cockburn A, Jakupcak M, Bauer AM, Bowen DJ, Bechtel J, Koconis N, Fortney JC

Care-seeking and delay of care during COPD exacerbations.
(2022 Feb 15)
NPJ Prim Care Respir Med 32(1): 7
Locke ER, Young JP, Battaglia C, Simpson TL, Trivedi R, Simons C, Fortney JC, Hebert P, Swenson ER, Edelman J, Fan VS

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