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

Association of Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Receipt of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids: Findings from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
(2020 Jul 22)
Womens Health Issues
Katon JG, Callegari LS, Bossick AS, Fortney J, Gerber MR, Lehavot K, Lynch KE, Ma E, Smith R, Tartaglione E, Gray KE

Social Support Moderates the Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Duration and Treatment Outcomes in Telemedicine-Based Treatment Among Rural Veterans.
(2020 Jun 10)
J Trauma Stress
Campbell SB, Erbes C, Grubbs K, Fortney J

Bipolar disorder and PTSD screening and telepsychiatry diagnoses in primary care.
(2020 Jul - Aug)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 65(): 28-32
Cerimele JM, LePoire E, Fortney JC, Hawrilenko M, Unützer J, Bauer AM

Differences in functional and structural social support among female and male veterans and civilians.
(2020 Apr 6)
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol
Campbell SB, Gray KE, Hoerster KD, Fortney JC, Simpson TL

Military Service and Military Health Care Coverage are Associated with Reduced Racial Disparities in Time to Mental Health Treatment Initiation.
(2020 Jul)
Adm Policy Ment Health 47(4): 555-568
Goldberg SB, Fortney JC, Chen JA, Young BA, Lehavot K, Simpson TL

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