Jesse R Fann

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mark N. Tabbutt Endowed Professorship in Education in Brain Health, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine



MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1996
MD Northwestern University, 1989
BS Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1985



Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW
Box 356560
Seattle, WA 98195
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Dr. Fann is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist and health services researcher in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Epidemiology. He is Medical Director of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. His research interests are in psychiatric epidemiology, health services research, psychiatric oncology, and neuropsychiatry. His primary interest is helping people who are coping with medical illness and is particularly interested in developing better approaches to delivering person-centered psychiatric care to these populations.

Research Interests

  • Health services research
  • Psychosocial oncology
  • Traumatic brain injury

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Utility of in-session assessments during cognitive behavioral therapy for depression after traumatic brain injury: Results from a randomized controlled trial.
(2024 Jan 23)
Erickson JM, Williams R, Bombardier CH, Fann JR

Collaborative Care Versus Usual Care to Improve Quality of Life, Pain, Depression, and Physical Activity in Outpatients With Spinal Cord Injury: The SCI-CARE Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
(2023 Dec)
J Neurotrauma 40(23-24): 2667-2679
Bombardier CH, Fann JR, Ehde DM, Reyes MR, Burns SP, Barber JK, Temkin NR

A Positive Distress Screen…Now What? An Updated Call for Integrated Psychosocial Care.
(2023 Nov 1)
J Clin Oncol 41(31): 4837-4841
Tsao PA, Fann JR, Nevedal AL, Bloor LE, Krein SL, Caram MEV

Emergency General Surgery and Mental Health in the COVID-19 Syndemic: In Search of the Double-Edged Blade.
(2023 Apr)
World J Surg 47(4): 843-844
Goldman RK, Fann JR

Predictors of Treatment Response to a Psychoeducational Intervention for Anger in Chronic Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
(2023 Spring)
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 35(2): 158-164
Hart T, Maiuro RD, Fann JR, Vaccaro MJ, Chervoneva I

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