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

Voluntary, temporary out-of-home firearm storage: A survey of firearm retailers and ranges in two states.
(2022 Aug 28)
Prev Med
Barnard LM, Johnson RL, Brandspigel S, Rooney LA, McCarthy M, Meador L, Rivara FP, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Knoepke CE, Fortney JC, Peterson RA, Betz ME

Bipolar disorder in primary care: Medication treatment by co-located psychiatrists versus primary care clinicians supported by psychiatrists.
(2022 Sep-Oct)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 78(): 108-110
Cerimele JM, Johnson M, Blanchard BE, Russo J, Unützer J, Fortney JC

How Did Veterans' Reliance on Veterans Health Administration Outpatient Care Change After Expansion of the Veterans Community Care Program?
(2022 Oct 1)
Med Care 60(10): 784-791
Sterling RA, Liu CF, Hebert PL, Fortney JC, Swankoski KE, Katon JG, Wong ES

Patient and Clinician Perspectives on Two Telemedicine Approaches for Treating Patients with Mental Health Disorders in Underserved Areas.
(2022 May-Jun)
J Am Board Fam Med 35(3): 465-474
Hall JD, Danna MN, Hoeft TJ, Solberg LI, Takamine LH, Fortney JC, Nolan JP, Cohen DJ

Integrating Routine Screening for Opioid Use Disorder into Primary Care Settings: Experiences from a National Cohort of Clinics.
(2022 May 25)
J Gen Intern Med
Austin EJ, Briggs ES, Ferro L, Barry P, Heald A, Curran GM, Saxon AJ, Fortney J, Ratzliff AD, Williams EC

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