Theresa Hoeft, PhD

Personal Statement

I am a mixed methods health services researcher and health economist with a PhD in population health and background in community-based participatory research and community-engaged research. I enjoy working with partners in clinic and community settings to develop scalable programs to improve mental health services and community well-being. Such programs may involve a diverse workforce with varying levels of mental health training and experience, including lay health workers. My interest in technology focuses on finding efficiencies and the appropriate balance of technology and face-to-face encounters to support patient care and staff training/support in such programs.

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Center for Health Innovation & Policy Science (CHIPS), University of Washington

Associate Director of Outreach Core and Program Director for Community Engaged Research, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, University of Washington

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Health Systems and Population Health in the School of Public Health, University of Washington

Recent Publications

Missing link: a qualitative analysis of community-based organisations' contributions to partnered collaborative care to treat late-life depression.
(2024 Apr 25)
BMJ Open 14(4): e074403
Gosdin MM, Hoeft T, Henderson S, Wagner J, Hinton L

Improving Care for Late-Life Depression Through Partnerships With Community-Based Organizations: Results From the Care Partners Project.
(2024 May)
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 32(5): 586-595
Un├╝tzer J, Vredevoogd MA, Hoeft TJ, James K, Hinton L, Rath L, Chen S, Greene M, Hulst D, Jones F, Nau C, Rentas KG, Vierra W, Langston CA

"We are the sun for our community:" Partnering with community health workers/promotores to adapt, deliver and evaluate a home-based collaborative care model to improve equity in access to quality depression care for older U.S. Latino adults who are underserved.
Front Public Health 11(): 1079319
Steinman LE, Gasca A, Hoeft TJ, Raue PJ, Henderson S, Perez R, Huerta A, Fajardo A, Vredevoogd MA, James K, Hinton L, Rath L, Unutzer J

Clinician Experiences With Telepsychiatry Collaborative Care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.
(2023 Jun 1)
Psychiatr Serv 74(6): 596-603
Hoeft TJ, Hall JD, Solberg LI, Takamine LH, Danna MN, Fortney JC, Shushan S, Cohen DJ

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

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