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

Nature versus urban hiking for Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a pilot randomised trial conducted in the Pacific Northwest USA.
(2021 Sep 23)
BMJ Open 11(9): e051885
Littman AJ, Bratman GN, Lehavot K, Engel CC, Fortney JC, Peterson A, Jones A, Klassen C, Brandon J, Frumkin H

A Blueprint for the Conduct of Large, Multisite Trials in Telemedicine.
(2021 Sep 20)
J Med Internet Res 23(9): e29511
Commiskey P, Armstrong AW, Coker TR, Dorsey ER, Fortney JC, Gaines KJ, Gibbons BM, Nguyen HQ, Singla DR, Szigethy E, Krupinski EA

Comparison of Teleintegrated Care and Telereferral Care for Treating Complex Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care: A Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial.
(2021 Aug 25)
JAMA Psychiatry
Fortney JC, Bauer AM, Cerimele JM, Pyne JM, Pfeiffer P, Heagerty PJ, Hawrilenko M, Zielinski MJ, Kaysen D, Bowen DJ, Moore DL, Ferro L, Metzger K, Shushan S, Hafer E, Nolan JP, Dalack GW, Unützer J

Access and attitudinal barriers to engagement in integrated primary care mental health treatment for rural populations.
(2021 Aug 24)
J Rural Health
Newman MW, Hawrilenko M, Jakupcak M, Chen S, Fortney JC

Posttraumatic stress disorder collaborative care: A quality improvement study in veterans affairs primary care.
(2021 Jun)
Fam Syst Health 39(2): 198-211
Chen JA, Jakupcak M, McCann R, Fickel JJ, Simons CE, Campbell DG, Stryczek KC, Hoerster KD, Chaney EF, Oishi SM, Miner MN, Bonner LM, Fortney JC, Felker BL

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