Jess Mogk, MPH


“I work to help clinical teams deliver high-quality, patient-centered care that is grounded in the latest evidence.”

Jess Mogk, MPH

Collaborative Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute


Jess Mogk uses implementation practice to bridge the gap between research and care. Current evidence is always expanding and evolving, and Jess partners with care teams to help them update workflows and practices to align with the best approaches identified by research. Jess is an expert in change strategies including practice facilitation, learning collaboratives, and quality improvement methods.

Jess joined Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) as a research specialist in 2015. After graduating with a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Program in 2018, she started working as an implementation and evaluation associate. She formally joined the KPWHRI faculty as a collaborative scientist in 2022.

In addition to her work with clinical teams, Jess also has a background in qualitative research and anthropology, which she applies to many KPWHRI studies. Her work has covered a wide variety of research topics, including medical decision-making for patients with cancer, qualitative evaluation of the community resource specialist role in Kaiser Permanente Washington, clinician experiences implementing an app-based treatment for substance use disorder, and patient experiences 5 years after bariatric surgery.

An example of a recent project is her work on the Integrated Pain Management Program with KPWHRI’s Center for Accelerating Care Transformation (ACT Center). As part of this project, Jess founded a patient partner group to help guide the program and center it on patient experiences. A blog by Jess’s colleague Sarah Brush provides insights about their collaboration with patient partners.

Areas of research focus

  • Clinical Quality Improvement

    Practice facilitation, implementation science

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

    Patient engagement and partnership

  • Medication Use & Patient Safety

    Primary care quality, implementation science

  • Social Determinants of Health

    Addressing social needs in primary care, housing, and homelessness

  • Addictions

    Digital therapeutics for substance use disorder treatment

Recent Publications

Stefanik-Guizlo K, Allen C, Brush S, Mogk J, Canada S, Peck M, Ramos K, Volpe K, Lozano P. Sustaining connections: feasibility and impact of long-term virtual patient engagement.  Res Involv Engagem. 2024;10(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s40900-024-00558-2.  PubMed

Mogk JM, Matson TE, Caldeiro RM, Garza Mcwethy AM, Beatty T, Sevey BC, Hsu CW, Glass JE. Implementation and workflow strategies for integrating digital therapeutics for alcohol use disorders into primary care: A qualitative study. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2023;18(1):27. doi: 10.1186/s13722-023-00387-w.  PubMed

Glass JE, Dorsey CN, Beatty T, Bobb JF, Wong ES, Palazzo L, King D, Mogk J, Stefanik-Guizlo K, Idu A, Key D, Fortney JC, Thomas R, McWethy AG, Caldeiro RM, Bradley KA. Study protocol for a factorial-randomized controlled trial evaluating the implementation, costs, effectiveness, and sustainment of digital therapeutics for substance use disorder in primary care (DIGITS Trial).  Implement Sci. 2023 Feb 1;18(1):3. doi: 10.1186/s13012-022-01258-9. PubMed

Parchman ML, Palazzo LG, Mogk JM, Webbon JC, Demosthenes L, Vossenkemper E, Hoke G, Moskovitz J, Dunlap L, Diaz del Carpio R. What strategies are used by clinician champions to reduce low-value care? SAGE Open Med. 2022 Jan 21;10:20503121211069855. doi: 10.1177/20503121211069855. eCollection 2022.

Mogk J, Shmigol V, Futrell M, Stover B, Hagopian A. Court-imposed fines as a feature of the homelessness-incarceration nexus: a cross-sectional study of the relationship between legal debt and duration of homelessness in Seattle, Washington, USA. J Public Health (Oxf). 2020 May 26;42(2):e107-e119. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdz062. PubMed


Healthy findings blog


Patient partners: A missing ingredient at conferences?

Starette Canada, a patient partner, shares her experience at a recent conference and highlights gaps in patient engagement.



Toolkit offers guidance for people with persistent pain

The new comprehensive resource was written from the perspective of patients experiencing ongoing pain.  

Care team coaching

Portraits of three women LHS Practice Facilitators

Practice facilitators: Boots on the ground for better care

How LHS Program practice facilitators work with KP Washington care teams to improve care.