John C. Fortney, PhD

WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research

Phone: 206.685.6955
Email: fortneyj@uw.edu

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
School of Medicine
1959 Pacific Street, Box 356560
Seattle, WA 98195-6560


Completed Projects - (3)

  • Identifying At-Risk Rural Areas for Targeting Enhanced Depression Treatment
    This project will identify characteristics of rural areas that are associated with increased risk of depression-related hospitalizations, and will identify high risk rural areas within the U.S. that should be targeted for early adoption of enhanced depression treatment models based on patient need.
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topic: Mental health
  • Identifying At-Risk Rural Areas for Targeting Enhanced Schizophrenia Treatment
    The goal of this project is to identify rural areas that should be targeted for early adoption of evidence-based schizophrenia treatment. This project proposes a scientifically-based method to identify counties in greatest need for quality improvement to inform national, regional, and local decision-makers about distributing scarce resources to areas which would most benefit from improved schizophrenia treatment.
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topic: Mental health
  • Rural-Urban Differences In The Use, Type, And Quality Of Depression Treatment
    As access to evidence-based treatment for affective disorders (major depressive disorder, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder) improves in urban areas, it is critical to monitor rural-urban differences in the use and quality of treatment over time to identify and address rural disparities, especially for vulnerable populations such as the elderly and ethnic minorities.
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topics: Aging, Health disparities, Mental health, Minority health

Publications - (13)