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

Care manager perspectives on integrating an mHealth app system into clinical workflows: A mixed methods study.
(2020 Oct 17)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 68(): 38-45
Bechtel JM, Lepoire E, Bauer AM, Bowen DJ, Fortney JC

Psychometric Properties of the Assessment of Perceived Access to Care (APAC) Instrument.
(2021 Jan/Mar)
J Ambul Care Manage 44(1): 31-45
Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Hawrilenko M, Bechtel JM, Moore D, Nolan JP, Pfeiffer P, Shushan S, Shore JH, Bowen D

Variation In The Effectiveness Of Collaborative Care For Depression: Does It Matter Where You Get Your Care?
(2020 Nov)
Health Aff (Millwood) 39(11): 1943-1950
Unützer J, Carlo AC, Arao R, Vredevoogd M, Fortney J, Powers D, Russo J

Initial concurrent and convergent validity of the Perceived Access Inventory (PAI) for mental health services.
(2020 Oct 8)
Psychol Serv
Pyne JM, Kelly PA, Fischer EP, Miller CJ, Connolly SL, Wright P, Zamora K, Koenig CJ, Seal KH, Fortney JC

Psychiatrist and Psychologist Experiences with Telehealth and Remote Collaborative Care in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study.
(2020 Oct 6)
J Rural Health
Howland M, Tennant M, Bowen DJ, Bauer AM, Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Shore J, Cerimele JM

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