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

Assessing the Impact of Different Depression Treatment Success Metrics on Organizational Performance.
(2021 Apr 15)
Psychiatr Serv
Carlo AD, Chan G, Arao RF, Vredevoogd MA, Fortney JC, Powers DM, Russo JE, Unützer J

Usability and Acceptability of a Mobile App for the Self-Management of Alcohol Misuse Among Veterans (Step Away): Pilot Cohort Study.
(2021 Apr 8)
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 9(4): e25927
Malte CA, Dulin PL, Baer JS, Fortney JC, Danner AN, Lott AMK, Hawkins EJ

Impact of Attitudes and Rurality on Veterans' Use of Veterans Health Administration Mental Health Services.
(2021 Mar 11)
Psychiatr Serv
Fischer EP, Curran GM, Fortney JC, McSweeney JC, Williams DK, Williams JS

Provider Perspectives on Implementing Shared Decision Making for PTSD Treatment in VA Primary Care.
(2021 Feb 24)
Adm Policy Ment Health
Chen JA, Matson TE, Lehavot K, Raue PJ, Young JP, Silvestrini MC, Fortney JC, Williams EC

Care manager perspectives on integrating an mHealth app system into clinical workflows: A mixed methods study.
(2021 Jan-Feb)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 68(): 38-45
Bechtel JM, Lepoire E, Bauer AM, Bowen DJ, Fortney JC

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