PostGres Profile Detail – Faculty

Sebastian Tong
Associate Director, WWAMI region Practice and Research Network


Sebastian Tong, MD, MPH, is a family physician, addiction medicine specialist and health services researcher in the Department of Family Medicine. He practices at the Family Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center where he provides both primary care and pregnancy care. He serves as the Associate Director of the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network. His research interests include integrated behavioral health and addiction care, health equity, and implementation science. He received his medical training from the Boston University School of Medicine, completed a Master of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health, and finished residency at Lawrence Family Medicine Residency.

Currently funded studies include:

Addressing Loneliness in Primary Care Patients on Chronic Opioids to Prevent Opioid Misuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH (R34DA058325)

Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Providing Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care Settings with Low Rates of Integration
American Board of Family Medicine Foundation

Identifying and Treating Loneliness in Young Adults in Primary Care
Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions

Understanding Barriers and Perceived Needs to Improving Integrative Care for Patients with Chronic Pain in Primary Care Practices
Osher Center for Integrative Health at UW



Tong S, Jetty A, Liaw W, Bazemore A, Jabbarpour Y Racial/Ethnic Minority Identifying Family Physicians Are More Likely to Work in Solo Practices. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. April 2023

Tong S, Morgan Z, Stephens K, Bazemore A, Peterson L Characteristics of Family Physicians Practicing Collaboratively with Behavioral Health Professionals. Annals of Family Medicine. March 2023

Sirkin JT, Flanagan E, Tong ST, Coffman M, McNellis RJ, McPherson T, Bierman AS Primary Care's Challenges and Responses in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights From AHRQ's Learning Community. Annals of Family Medicine. Jan 2023

Brooks EM, Tong ST, Krist AH, Kuzel AJ Emergence of Gun Violence as a Patient Priority. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Aug 2022

Blanco C, Kato EU, Aklin WM, Tong ST, Bierman A, Meyers D, Volkow ND Research to Move Policy - Using Evidence to Advance Health Equity for Substance Use Disorders. New England Journal of Medicine. Jun 2022