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

A systematic review of screening for perinatal depression and anxiety in community-based settings.
(2021 Jul 11)
Arch Womens Ment Health
Bhat A, Nanda A, Murphy L, Ball AL, Fortney J, Katon J

Comparing telemedicine to in-person buprenorphine treatment in U.S. veterans with opioid use disorder.
(2021 May 28)
J Subst Abuse Treat
Lin LA, Fortney JC, Bohnert ASB, Coughlin LN, Zhang L, Piette JD

Caregiver Experiences and Roles in Care Seeking During COPD Exacerbations: A Qualitative Study.
(2021 Jun 24)
Ann Behav Med
Suresh M, Young J, Fan V, Simons C, Battaglia C, Simpson TL, Fortney JC, Locke ER, Trivedi R

The Patient Mania Questionnaire (PMQ-9): a Brief Scale for Assessing and Monitoring Manic Symptoms.
(2021 Jun 18)
J Gen Intern Med
Cerimele JM, Russo J, Bauer AM, Hawrilenko M, Pyne JM, Dalack GW, Kroenke K, Unützer J, Fortney JC

Assessing the Impact of Different Depression Treatment Success Metrics on Organizational Performance.
(2021 Jul 1)
Psychiatr Serv 72(7): 830-834
Carlo AD, Chan G, Arao RF, Vredevoogd MA, Fortney JC, Powers DM, Russo JE, Unützer J

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