James D. Ralston

Affiliate Associate Professor, Health Services
Affiliate Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Associate Investigator
Group Health Cooperative,
Research Institute


MPH   University of Washington, 2003   (Health Services)
MD   University of Washington, 1994   (Medicine)
BA   Stanford University, 1988   (Classics)

Contact Info

email:   ralston.j@ghc.org

Group Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101-1448

voice:   206-287-2076
fax:   206-287-2871
email:   jralston@u.washington.edu

Electronic tools to improve health

Blondon KS, Hebert PL, Ralston JD. An exploration of the potential reach of smartphones in diabetes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014 Nov 14;2014:289-96. eCollection 2014.  PMID: 25954331    PMCID: PMC4419894

Grembowski D, Anderson ML, Ralston JD, Martin DP, Reid R. Does a large-scale organizational transformation toward patient-centered access change the utilization and costs of care for patients with diabetes? Med Care Res Rev. 2012 Oct;69(5):519-39. doi: 10.1177/1077558712446705. Epub 2012 May 31.  PMID: 22653416

Lyles CR, Harris LT, Jordan L, Grothaus L, Wehnes L, Reid RJ, Ralston JD. Patient race/ethnicity and shared medical record use among diabetes patients. Med Care. 2012 May;50(5):434-40.  PMID: 22354209

Jackson GL, Krein SL, Alverson DC, Darkins AW, Gunnar W, Harada ND, Helfrich CD, Houston TK, Klobucar TF, Nazi KM, Poropatich RK, Ralston JD, Bosworth HB. Defining core issues in utilizing information technology to improve access: evaluation and research agenda. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov;26 Suppl 2:623-7.  PMID: 21989613

Lyles CR, Harris LT, Le T, Flowers J, Tufano J, Britt D, Hoath J, Hirsch IB, Goldberg HI, Ralston JD. Qualitative evaluation of a mobile phone and web-based collaborative care intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2011 May;13(5):563-9. Epub 2011 Mar 15.  PMID: 21406018

Chair, dissertation committee for Katherine Blondon
The potential for improving care in diabetes through mobile devices, patient empowerment and financial incentives

Chair, dissertation committee for Lynne Harris
Electronic patient-provider communication in diabetes care