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. 


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

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Recent Publications

Similarities and Differences Between Pragmatic Trials and Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials.
(2024 Apr 16)
J Gen Intern Med
Fortney JC, Curran GM, Lyon AR, Check DK, Flum DR

Trust and perceived mental health access: Exploring the relationship between perceived access barriers and veteran-reported trust.
(2024 Feb)
Psychol Serv 21(1): 102-109
Pyne JM, Kelly PA, Fischer EP, Owen RR, Cucciare MA, Miller CJ, Connolly SL, Zamora KA, Koenig CJ, Seal KH, Fortney JC

Bipolar Disorder Symptom Monitoring Measures: A Mixed-Methods Study of Patient Preferences.
(2024 Mar-Apr)
J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry 65(2): 148-156
Cerimele JM, Franta G, Blanchard BE, Leasure W, Fortney JC

Cognitive and Emotional Responses to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations and Patterns of Care Seeking.
(2024 Apr)
Ann Am Thorac Soc 21(4): 559-567
Locke ER, Thomas RM, Simpson TL, Fortney JC, Battaglia C, Trivedi RB, Gylys-Colwell J, Swenson ER, Edelman JD, Fan VS

Characteristics of Veterans With Depression Who Use the Veterans Choice Program of the Veterans Health Administration.
(2024 Apr 1)
Psychiatr Serv 75(4): 349-356
Carlo AD, Sterling RA, Mao J, Fiorella RP, Fortney JC, Un├╝tzer J, Wong ES

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