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Bryan Hartzler, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Psychology

1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 120
University of Washington, Box 354805
Seattle, WA 98105-4631

tel: 206-543-8369
ORCID: 0000-0002-7052-2280
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Implementing the Teen Marijuana Check-Up in schools — a study protocol. Implementation Science 2017

Disseminating contingency management: Impacts of staff training and implementation at an opiate treatment program.J Subst Abuse Treat 2014

Building a bonfire that remains stoked: sustainment of a contingency management intervention developed through collaborative design. SATPP 2015

Finding harmony so the music plays on: Pragmatic trial design considerations to promote organizational sustainment of an empirically-supported behavior therapy. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2016.

In over a decade at ADAI, Dr. Hartzler’s work has principally focused on the dissemination and implementation of empirically-supported behavior therapies for individuals with substance use disorders. His research to date has included local, regional and national collaboration with a range of community health organizations and settings (i.e., addiction care, mental health, primary care, specialty medical care, criminal justice, HIV care, schools), including addiction treatment programs affiliated with the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. Increasingly, he has sought to promote behavior therapy dissemination in new contexts where individuals with substance use disorders are likely to seek and receive health services.

As examples, Dr. Hartzler's two current NIDA-funded grants examine the: 1) compatibility of candidate behavior therapies to improve antiretroviral medication adherence among substance-misusing patients in regional HIV care settings, and 2) implementation of an empirically-supported, marijuana-focused brief intervention for at-risk students in a set of Washington state high schools.

In 2017, Dr. Hartzler was awarded a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration to direct the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC), one of 10 regional centers in the national ATTC network. The PNATTC will support professional education and development of the addiction workforce in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, through information dissemination, training and technical assistance, and systems consultation for regional treatment and healthcare organizations and their personnel — all intended to increase awareness and implementation of empirically-supported treatment and recovery practices.

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  • BS University of Washington
  • PhD Clinical Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

    Clinical Training:

  • Predoctoral clinical psychology residency, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System-Seattle, 2002-2003
  • Interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System-Seattle, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, 2003-2004

Research Interests:

  • Design, evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of behavior therapies
  • Applications of motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and contingency management
  • Behavior therapy training processes and outcomes for health professionals
  • Mixed-method and community-participatory processes for research and evaluation

Selected Activities:

  • NIH Fellow for Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions, 2008
  • Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment Editorial Fellow, 2012-2013; Editorial Board Member, 2013 – present
  • NIDA Blending Products Trainer (MIA-STEP; PAMI-R)
  • Professional Development/Trainer Certification Committee Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
  • Contingency Management, HIV/AIDS Workgroups, College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
  • Substance Abuse & HIV/STI Working Group, UW Center For AIDS Research (CFAR)
  • Delegate Member, International AIDS Society (IAS)
  • Founding Member, Society for Implementation Research Collaborative (SIRC)
  • Member, UW Network of Expertise in Implementation Science

Updated: June 2017

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