James D. Ralston

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

Associate Investigator
Group Health Cooperative,
Research Institute

Education

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

address:
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

Research Interests

Electronic tools to improve health

Recent Publications



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
  

Harris LT, Tufano J, Le T, Rees C, Lewis GA, Evert AB, Flowers J, Collins C, Hoath J, Hirsch IB, Goldberg HI, Ralston JD. Designing mobile support for glycemic control in patients with diabetes. J Biomed Inform. 2010 Oct;43(5 Suppl):S37-40.  PMID: 20937484
  

Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2013
Chair, dissertation committee for Katherine Blondon
The potential for improving care in diabetes through mobile devices, patient empowerment and financial incentives

2012
Chair, dissertation committee for Lynne Harris
Electronic patient-provider communication in diabetes care