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Name Title/Department Research Interests
Michele Andrasik, PhD
    Email: mpeake@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Acting Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Using harm reduction & relapse prevention to address sexual risk behaviors
  • Interpersonal violence & substance use among HIV+ MSM
  • Culturally competent harm reduction and relapse prevention interventions for African Americans
  • Alcohol and substance use and HIV/AIDS risk and prevention.
Merry Armstrong, DNSc
    Email: armstrong@wsu.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
Washington State University, Spokane
  • Addiction nursing
  • Homeless & addicted women
Michael Arthur, PhD
    Email: marthur@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Associate Professor, Social Work
  • Adolescent antisocial behavior
  • State and community prevention systems
  • Prevention research methodology
Susan J. Astley, PhD
    Email: astley@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Director, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development & Disability
  • Screening, diagnosis and prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)
  • Computerized FAS facial photographic screening tool
David Atkins, PhD
    Email: datkins@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Professor, Psychiatry & behavioral Sciences
Center for the Study of Health & Risk Behaviors
  • Statistical consulting in alcohol research
  • Social Norms and Skills-training: Motivating Campus Change
John Baer, PhD
    Email: jsbaer@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Professor, Psychology
Director, Interdisciplinary Treatment of Substance Abuse Fellowship, VA Medical Center
  • Brief and preventive interventions for substance use
  • Process and outcome of addiction treatment
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Training evaluation
Nigel S. Bamford, MD
    Email: bamford@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
  • Molecular and genetic basis of cerebellar and cortical dysgenesis
  • Synaptic function and regulation of corticostriatal projections
  • Aberrant cortical and striatal function in Huntington’s disease and psychostimulant withdrawal
  • Clinical: General child neurology; Neuronal and cerebellar dysgenesis; Drug addiction and withdrawal
Caleb Banta-Green, MSW, PhD
    Email: calebbg@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Epidemiological measures of illicit drug use in rural and urban settings
  • Utilization and effectiveness of drug treatment services
  • Emerging drugs of abuse
  • Drug use and associated risk behaviors including sexual risk taking and communicable diseases
  • Youth substance abuse
Blair Beadnell, PhD
    Email: blairb@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Scientist, Social Work
  • HIV/AIDS education & prevention among adolescents
  • Risk-taking behavior of children and adults
Andrew H. Benjamin, JD, PhD
    Email: gahb54@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Affiliate Professor of Law
Director, Parenting Evaluation/Training Program (PETP)
  • Cultural aspects of alcoholism and alcohol abuse patterns
  • Prevention of alcoholism and alcohol abuse among the professions (especially lawyers)
Ilene Bernstein, PhD
    Email: ileneb@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Psychology
Investigator, Molecular Basis for Drug Abuse Research Center
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Conditioned drug reactions in anticipation of alcohol
  • Conditioned taste aversion with alcohol as unconditioned stimulus
  • Assessment of the rewarding effects of drugs using conditioned place preference
  • Assessment of the stimulant effects of drugs using automated activity monitors
Charles H. Bombardier, MD
    Email: chb@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Harborview Medical Center
  • Preventing alcohol abuse following brain injury/spinal cord injury
  • Testing the effects of alcohol after brain injury
  • Motivational interviewing
Gail E. Bond, RN, PhD
    Email: gbond@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Assistant Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health
  • Aging and alcohol consumption
  • Cross-cultural differences associated with alcohol, antidepressant use and cognitive performance in community dwelling older adults.
Fred Bookstein, PhD
    Email: flbookst@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Statistics
Joint Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
  • Statistics
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome and morphometrics
  • Fetal alcohol science
Katharine A. Bradley, MD, MPH
    Email: willi@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Medicine
Investigator, Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound
  • Alcoholism prevention
  • Screening & assessment of alcohol problems in primary care
Jonathan Bricker, PhD
    Email: jbricker@fhcrc.org
    Researcher website
Leader, Tobacco & Health Behavior Science Group
Assistant Professor (Affiliate), UW Dept. of Psychology
  • Tobacco & health behavior
  • Developing and testing innovative interventions for health behavior change
  • Long-term psychosocial predictors of health behavior change
Helen (Trez) Buckland, PhD, MEd
    Email: trezbuck@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Clinical Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health System
Clinical Instructor, Health Services
  • Mental illness
  • Addiction
  • Education K-adult
Beatriz H. (Bia) Carlini, PhD, MPH
    Email: bia@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Medicinal cannabis
  • Alcohol policy
Richard F. Catalano, Jr., PhD
    Email: catalano@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Director, Social Development Research Group
Professor, School of Social Work
  • Drug abuse causation, treatment and prevention
  • Ethnic differences in causation and program effectiveness
Ana Mari Cauce, PhD
    Email: cauce@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Earl Carlson Professor of Psychology
Professor of American Ethnic Studies Executive Vice Provost, UW
  • At-risk children, adolescents, & families
  • Ethnic minority youth
  • Homeless youth
  • Adolescent substance abuse
  • Community psychology
Edmund Chaney, PhD
    Email: edmund.chaney@va.gov
Associate Professor, Psychological Services, VA Medical Center
  • Interaction of cognitive and social skills in influencing relapse
  • Behavioral treatment evaluations in health psychology
Charles Chavkin, PhD
    Email: cchavkin@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Director, Center for Drug Addiction Research
Allan and Phyllis Treuer Professor, Pharmacology
  • Characterization of endogenous opioid peptide actions on single neurons in rodent brain
  • Identification of the roles of different opioid receptor types in cell physiology
  • Analysis of the adaptive changes following chronic morphine exposure at the receptor level
  • Characterization of the cellular sites of phencyclidine action
Sunny Chieh Cheng, RN, PhD
    Email: ccsunny@uw.edu
Assistant Professor, Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Adolescent & young adult mental health
  • Early prevention and intervention
  • Delay in treatment-seeking, substance use: effects on progression to full-blown mental illness
  • Psychiatry and mental health nursing
Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.
    Email: chudler@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Director of Education and Outreach, UW Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB)
  • Neuroscience for Kids
  • Effect of drugs on nervous system
  • Cortical and basal ganglia mechanisms of nociception and pain
Seema L. Clifasefi, PhD
    Email: seemac@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Coordinator, Addictive Behaviors Research Center
  • Effects of alcohol & placebos on eyewitness memory
  • Psychosocial models of addiction
  • Visual cognition, thought suppression, perceptual processes
  • State-dependent learning
Susan Collins, PhD
    Email: collinss@uw.edu
    Researcher website
Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Developing and enhancing interventions targeting substance-use disorders
  • Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods to more comprehensively investigate individual-level causes and correlates of initiation, maintenance and change in substance-use behaviors
  • Efficacy of client-centered, harm reduction and motivational enhancement interventions
  • Tailored smoking cessation treatments
  • Linguistic and motivational correlates of substance use
  • Theory-based modeling of smoking and drinking trajectories
Kate Comtois, PhD
    Email: comtois@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director, Mental Health Services Research Team (MHSRT)
  • Suicide prevention, health services
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Evidence-based treatment (BPD)
  • Co-occurring disorders (BPD)
  • Employment and recovery for severe and persistently mentally ill
  • Training and implementation research
Paul D. Connor, PhD
    Email: paul@ConnorNeuropsychology.com
    Researcher website
Adult Neuropsychological Assessment Services (clinical practice)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Forensic assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Neuropsychological assessments for cognitive and behavioral disorders
Lucio G. Costa, PhD
    Email: lgcosta@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Director, Toxicology Program
  • Developmental neurotoxicity of ethanol
  • The phosphoinositide/ protein kinase C system as a possible target
  • Involvement of sigma receptor in the neurotoxicity of solvents and other drugs of abuse
Christine M. Coyne, PhD
    Email: coyne@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Women & symptoms of protracted withdrawal
  • Women in recovery - their health & abstinence
Susanna L. Cunningham, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Email: susannac@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
Adjunct Associate Professor, Physiology & Biophysics
Kelly Davis, PhD
    Email: kcue@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
  • Sexual violence, intimate partner violence
  • Alcohol & drug use/abuse
  • Sexual risk taking
  • Sexual health issues, gender issues
Tania Davis Correale, PhD
    Email: tania.davis@va.gov
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  • Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Women's Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Concerns in the Treatment of LGBT Veterans
Robert Day, MD, PhD, MPH
    Email: rday@fhcrc.org
Professor, Health Services
Director Emeritus, Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Screening for cancer
  • Radiation
  • Epidemiology
  • DNA methylation
Dennis M. Donovan, PhD
    Email: ddonovan@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Cognitive-behavioral approaches to substance abuse and its treatment
  • Relapse prevention
  • Patient-treatment matching
  • Assessment of addictive behaviors
  • Treatment-seeking behavior among substance abusers
Suzanne R. Doyle, PhD
    Email: srdoyle@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Scientist, Biostatistician, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Research design and statistical methods for evaluating the efficacy and/or effectiveness of interventions
  • Testing theoretical models related to substance abuse treatment and prevention
Christopher Dunn, PhD
    Email: cdunn@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Treatment outcome in substance abuse
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Brief substance abuse interventions
  • The science of disseminating evidence-based behavior change counseling treatments
Bonnie M. Duran, DrPH, MPH
    Email: bonduran@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Health Services
Director, Center for Indigenous Health Research
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Native American mental health
  • Health disparities, Native American mental health and substance abuse
Leona Eggert, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Email: eggert@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor Emerita, Psychosocial and Community Health
  • Suicide risk from adolescence to young adulthood
Shawn Elmore, PhD
    Email: sassy@uw.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Psychosocial & Community Health
  • Understanding the biological basis of disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and substance abuse and to informed application of such interventions as pharmacotherapy and phototherap
  • The implications of substance use, abuse and dependence on subsequent neurobiology and the implications of this for recovery, as well as the implications of psychosocial environments in the initiation and persistence of substance abuse/dependence
  • The effects of violence and trauma (both natural and human) on human neurobiology and the implications of this for subsequent mental health, including the effects of parenting by individuals with unrecognized or unresolved traumatic sequelae
  • The role of the epigenome in translating social environment into immediate and transgenerational modifications of genetic expression and psychosocial adaptation.
  • Human Circadian rhythms, Environments and Psychosocial aspects of light exposure
Sharon Estee, PhD
    Email: EsteeSL@dshs.wa.gov
    Researcher website
WASBIRT Evaluation Project Director - Evaluation, Research and Data Analysis, DSHS
Collaborator, Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illness and Medically Vulnerable Populations
  • The collection of baseline screening data on alcohol and drug use at nine separate hospitals
  • Implementation of a six-month follow-up telephone survey with a sample of study participants
  • The collection of data on treatment services and discharges from treatment
  • The analysis of administrative records to determine outcomes associated with receiving a brief intervention or treatment for substance use disorders
Alan G. Fantel, PhD
    Email: agf@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Professor, Pediatrics
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
  • Teratogen activity and drug metabolism
  • Cocaine teratogenicity
Karen Fieland, PhD, MSW
    Email: kfieland@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Social Work
Lecturer, Social Work
Douglas A. Fitts, PhD
    Email: dfitts@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Associate Professor
Psychology
  • Alcohol and body water
  • Alcohol preference
  • Cirrhosis
  • Neurobiology
  • Salt/water regulation in the body, thirst
Brian P. Flaherty, PhD
    Email: bxf4@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Psychometric and genetic assessments of substance use
  • Substance use and development of dependence
  • Measurement, modeling and analysis of change over time
  • Transitions in tobacco use among adult smokers
Sharon Gavin Fought, RN, PhD
    Email: sgfought@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Physiological Nursing
University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Factors affecting sleep, quality and quantity of sleep in critically ill alcohol intoxicated patients
  • Nurses' knowledge of decision making with respect to alcohol intoxicated patients
Michelle Garner, MSW, PhC
    Email: mdgarner@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Social Work Program
University of Washington, Tacoma
Consultant, Addictive Behaviors Research Center
  • Housing First program for chronic public inebriates and barriers or facilitators for service entry for this population
  • Motivational interviewing with adolescents
  • Motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy with traumatic brain injury patients
William H. George, PhD
    Email: bgeorge@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Psychology
  • Effects of alcohol on social, sexual, and aggressive behavior
  • Determinants of alcohol use and abuse
  • Treatment of alcoholism, and alcohol expectancies/beliefs
Joshua A. Ginzler, PhD
    Email: shua@u.washington.edu
Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (former)
  • Etiology of substance abuse disorders and suicide
  • Substance abuse among high-risk popluations of homeless adolescents
Matthew Golden, MD, MPH
    Email: golden@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Center for AIDS and STD / Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Harborview Medical Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV
  • Development of a methamphetamine early intervention
Edward Gottheil, MD, PhD
    Email: edgotthe@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Pyschiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Postdoctoral Training Faculty, ABRC
  • Psychiatric criteria for substance-related disorders
  • Pathological gambling
Therese M. Grant, PhD
    Email: granttm@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Director, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
Streissguth Endowed Professor in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Prevention of prenatal methamphetamine abuse
Marina Guizzetti, PhD
    Email: marinag@u.washington.edu
Research Scientist, Environmental Health
  • Ethanol and cholesterol homeostasis in the brain
Kevin Haggerty, MSW, PhD
    Email: haggerty@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Director, Social Development Research Group
  • Long term follow-up of Focus on Families
Abigail Halperin, MD, MPH
    Email: abigail@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Acting Assistant Professor, Health Services
Director, Tobacco Studies in Public Health and Tobacco Scholars Program
  • Tobacco control research, advocacy and policy development
  • Clinical interventions for tobacco dependence and alcohol-related risk reduction among college students
Ryan Hansen, PharmD
    Email: rhansen@uw.edu
    Researcher website
Acting Assistant Professor, Pharmacy
Vice President & Director of Technology, Kelley-Ross Pharmacy
  • Prescription opioid abuse; overdose prevention
  • Pharmacy technology, clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical outcomes research
Bryan Hartzler, PhD
    Email: hartzb@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Provider skill assessment
  • Treatment process and outcome
  • Neuropsychology of addictive behavior
Mary Hatch-Maillette, PhD
    Email: hatchm@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • (Research) Substance abuse treatment; Risk/threat assessment; Gender issues in forensic contexts; PTSD
  • (Clinical) Treatment of major psychiatric illness; Addictions treatment; Comorbidity of PTSD and addictions
J. David Hawkins, PhD
    Email: jdh@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, School of Social Work
Founding Director, Social Development Research Group
  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention in childhood and adolescence
Erik J. Hawkins, PhD
    Email: Eric.Hawkins@va.gov
    Researcher website
Acting Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Patient Characteristics in SUD Treatment
  • Patient progress and supervision
Christian Hendershot, PhC
    Email: chender@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Doctoral Student, Psychology
  • Genetic polymorphisms in relation to alcohol expectancies and drinking in Asian Americans
Jerald R. Herting, PhD
    Email: herting@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Associate Professor, Psychosocial & Community Health
  • Aolescent drug and alcohol use, mental health, delinquency, and educational achievement
  • School-based interventions to prevent dropout, suicide risk, substance use/abuse
  • Methods to identify high-risk populations for indicated intervention programs
  • Survey design, instrument development, statistical models for evaluating program effectiveness
Karl G. Hill, PhD
    Email: khill@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Social Development Research Group
  • Understanding the factors that influence positive and problem youth and adult development
  • Intergenerational mechanisms and processes in development
  • Systems-oriented, social-developmental, life-span theory
Darryl Holman, PhD
    Email: djholman@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Prenatal alcohol exposure effects / dermatoglyphic traits
Carole Hooven, PhD
    Email: chooven@u.washington.edu
Research Scientist, Psychosocial & Community Health
  • Understanding parent retention in indicated prevention
Akira Horita, PhD
    Email: horita@u.washington.edu
Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Opiates, opioids and the central cholinergic system
  • Barbiturates and the central cholinergic system
  • Cocaine and amphetamines and central cholinergic system
Alice Huber, PhD
    Email: hubera@dshs.wa.gov
Supervisor, Evaluation & Quality Assurance
Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA)
  • Treatment evaluation
  • Prevention evaluation
  • Health services evaluation
Janet E. Huggins, PhD
    Email: jhuggins@u.washington.edu
Clinical Psychologist, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
Earl Hunt, PhD
    Email: ehunt@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
  • Cognition psychometrics
  • Influence of alcohol and drugs on cognition
Stephen C. Hunt, MD, MPH
    Email: stephen.hunt@med.va.gov
    Researcher website
Medical Director, Deployment Health Clinic, VA Puget Sound
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse and anxiety disorders
  • Integrated care for physical and mental health conditions
Dorian Hunter Reel, PhD
    Email: dorianhr@uw.edu
    Researcher website
Research Associate, Psychology
  • Dialec­ti­cal behav­ior ther­apy (DBT) for adolescents
  • Cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­pies
  • Mindfulness-based inter­ven­tions
Karl Kaiyala, PhD
    Email: kkaiyala@u.washington.edu
Research Assistant Professor, Dental Public Health Sciences
  • Neuroadaptive substrates for nitrous oxide tolerance
Rebecca Kang, PhD
    Email: becca@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health
  • Alcohol, drug, and violence prevention and mental health of Asian-Pacific Islanders
Evan D. Kanter, MD, PhD
    Email: ekanter@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • PTSD in veterans
Janet Katz, PhD
    Email: jkatz@wsu.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, WSU College of Nursing
Pacific NW Node, NIDA Clinical Trials Network
  • Using community-based participatory research (CBPR) in dissemination research
  • CBPR with Native American, rural and Hispanic communities
Debra Kaysen, PhD
    Email: dkaysen@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Cognitive processes, PTSD, and alcohol use
Kathryn (Kay) Kelly,
    Email: faslaw@hotmail.com
    Researcher website
Project Director, FAS/E Legal Issues Resource Center
  • Legal issues related to FAS/FAE
Jason Kilmer, PhD
    Email: jkilmer@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Faculty, Evergreen State College
  • Norms & influences on college student drinking
  • Prevention of college drinking
Kevin M. King, PhD
    Email: kingkm@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Pathways to alcohol and drug use and dependence
  • Stress and coping
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Longitudinal ethods
Daniel R. Kivlahan, PhD
    Email: kivlahan@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Patient-treatment matching
  • Prevention of alcohol problems in college students
  • American Indian adolescent alcohol and drug abuse
  • Subtypes among patients with PTSD and substance dependence
Kathryn E. Korslund, PhD
    Email: korslund@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Scientist, Psychology
Associate Director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics
Richard Kosterman, PhD
    Email: rickk@u.washington.edu
Research Scientist, Social Development Research Group
  • Social development and psychopathology into adulthood
Toni Krupski, PhD
    Email: krupski@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illness and Medically Vulnerable Populations
Research Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
  • Outcomes of addiction treatment
  • Impact of research on public policy
  • Using administrative data to track outcomes of behavioral interventions
Henry Lai, PhD
    Email: hlai@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Professor, Bioengineering
  • Alcohol and transmitter systems and thermoregulation
  • Endogenous opioids
  • Correlations between behavioral and neurochemical effects of ethanol
  • Stress actions of psychoactive drugs, and neurochemistry
Mary E. Larimer, PhD
    Email: larimer@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director, Center for the Study of Health & Risk Behaviors Associate Director, Addictive Behaviors Research Center
  • Prevention and treatment of alcohol problems among adolescents and college students
  • Prediction of initiation of drinking and maintenance of low- or high-risk drinking patterns during college
  • Co-morbidity of substance use with depression, disordered eating, and gambling problems
  • Dissemination of evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches
Christine M. Lee, PhD
    Email: leecm@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Personalized feedback intervention for marijuana use
Barbara C. Leigh, PhD
    Email: leigh@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Senior Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Epidemiology
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Survey methods
  • Methods for studying daily events
  • Using daily data collection to examine antecedents and consequences of substance use
Melissa A. Lewis, PhD
    Email: lewisma@uw.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Social and motivational mechanisms involved in etiology and prevention of addictive and high-risk behaviors (e.g., drinking, risky sexual behavior, hooking up).
  • Personalized feedback interventions aimed at reducing drinking and related risky sexual behavior.
  • Normative perceptions and protective behavioral strategies
Marsha M. Linehan, PhD
    Email: linehan@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Psychology
Director, Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics
  • Behavioral assessment & therapy
  • Suicide & parasuicide
  • Borderline personality disorders
  • Drug abuse and behavior therapy with women
Sherry Lipsky, PhD, MPH
    Email: lipsky@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Mental health, substance abuse, intimate partner violence (IPV)
  • IPV and healthcare utilization
  • Effect of IPV on substance abuse treatment outcomes
Heather S. Lonczak, PhD
    Email: hzak@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Promotion of health and housing opportunities for chronic public inebriates
  • Predictors and prevention of aggressive and risky driving
  • Research processes and health promotion among American Indians
  • Family structure/stability and youth problem behaviors
Ty Lostutter, PhC
    Email: tylost@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Center for the Study of Health & Risk Behaviors
Clninical Psychology Intern
  • College student gambling
Jane Luterek, PhD
    Email: Jane.Luterek@va.gov
    Researcher website
Acting Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Senior Fellow, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  • PTSD with alcohol use
  • Mindfulness-based group therapy for outpatient veterans with PTSD
G. Alan Marlatt, PhD (deceased)
    Researcher website
Director, Addictive Behaviors Research Center
Professor, Psychology
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Self-control strategies
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Maintenance of change (relapse prevention)
  • Harm reduction
Walter (Alex) Mason, PhD
    Email: wamason@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Associate Professor, Social Development Research Group
  • Role of psychopathology in adolescent problem drug use
Ross Matsueda, PhD
    Email: matsueda@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor of Sociology
Associate Director, Center for Statistics & the Social Sciences
  • Life course trajectories of substance use and crime
Tim McAfee, MD, MPH
    Email: Tim.mcafee@freeclear.com
    Researcher website
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Services
Chief Medical Officer, Free & Clear
  • Health effects of tobacco use
  • Smoking cessation
  • Behavior modification
Barbara S. McCann, PhD
    Email: mccann@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Psychologist: East Clinic Outpatient/Inpatient CD/Trauma, Harborview
  • Eating disorders
  • Obesity
  • Application of hypnosis to psychiatric conditions
Jennifer McClure, PhD
    Email: mcclure.j@ghc.org
    Researcher website
Affiliate Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Investigator, Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies
  • Health behavior change
  • Smoking cessation
  • Motivational interventions
Michael McDonell, PhD
    Email: mikemcd@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Acting Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Treatment of substance abuse
  • Contingency management
  • Substance abuse in adolescence
  • Serious mental illness
  • Child and adolescent populations
Robert J. McMahon, PhD
    Email: mcmahon@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Psychology
  • Development and prevention of substance use problems
  • Prevention of adolescent conduct disorders
  • Role of psychopathology in adolescent problem drug use
  • Economic analysis of the Fast Track intervention
  • Child & adolescent tobacco use
Joseph O. Merrill, MD, MPH
    Email: joem@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Acting Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Attending Physician, Adult Medicine Clinic, Harborview
  • Integrating opiate addiction treatment into general medical practice
  • Improving provider knowledge and skills in addiction medicine
Megan A. Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH
    Email: mamoreno@uw.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services
  • Social media
  • Adolescent and young adult health
  • Substance use
  • Mental health
Martina Morris, PhD
    Email: morrism@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Director, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
Professor, Departments of Sociology and Statistics
  • Modeling HIV and STD in drug user and social networks
Diane M. Morrison, PhD
    Email: dmm@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, School of Social Work
  • Effect of drug and alcohol intoxication on plans to use, and use of, condoms during high- risk sexual intercourse
  • Parenting: Skills training for addicted parents enrolled in methadone maintenance
Shirley Murphy, PhD, FAAN
    Email: samurphy@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor Emerita, Psychosocial and Community Health
Project Director, Nursing Research Training in Substance Abuse Project (NIDA)
  • Trauma and bereavement
  • Nursing research training in addictions
  • Addicted pregnant and parenting women
Amy Naleid, PhD
    Email: analeid@u.washington.edu
Senior Fellow Trainee, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • VTA opioid, GABA, and insulin effects on sucrose reward
Wendel L. Nelson, PhD
    Email: wlnelson@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Medicinal Chemistry
  • Opioid receptor systems
John F. Neumaier, MD, PhD
    Email: neumaier@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Pharmacology
Associate Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Serotonin receptors and addiction models in rats and mice
  • Developing novel molecular tools to study neurocircuits in addiction
Deborah Nickerson, PhD
    Email: debnick@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Genome Sciences
  • Drug abuse research experiences for students and teachers (StarNet program)
Jeanette Norris, PhD
    Email: norris@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Senior Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • The relationship between alcohol consumption and sexual victimization, especially acquaintance rape
  • Alcohol consumption and social influence processes as determinants of responses to sexually explicit material, including those containing violence
Paula S. Nurius, PhD
    Email: nurius@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Director, Prevention Research Doctoral Training Program
Professor, School of Social Work
  • Social cognition
  • Stress and coping; trauma and resilience
  • Violence against women
  • Prevention research and intervention
  • Identity and self-concept
Heather Carmichael Olson, PhD
    Email: quiddity@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD)
  • Examining the impact of moderate levels of prenatal alcohol exposure
  • Tracking the developmental pattern of fetal alcohol effects in humans, including early attentional, memory and language deficits, and later neuropsychological and social cognitive performance
  • Establishing effective intervention techniques
Michael R. Oreskovich, MD
    Email: moreskov@u.washington.edu
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
  • Impaired physicians
Richard D. Palmiter, PhD
    Email: palmiter@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Biochemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Neurobiology of drug action and addiction
  • Genetic techniques to study the role of neuromodulators in the development and function of the mammalian nervous system
George A. Parks, PhD
    Email: gparks@u.washington.edu
Associate Director, Addictive Behaviors Research Center
  • Dissemination & community training
Jagoda Pasic, PhD
    Email: jpasic@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Medical Director, Psychiatry Emergency Services, Harborview
  • Emergency psychiatry health services research
  • Suicide
  • Acute agitation
  • Methamphetamine intoxication
  • Substance abuse and psychiatric mmergency services
Cynthia R. Pearson, PhD
    Email: pearsonc@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Director of Research Policy and Methods, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute
Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Native American health and wellness
  • Heterosexual HIV risk & substance ue
  • Historical, current and lifetime trauma
Pamela L. Pentin, JD, MD
    Email: pentip@uw.edu
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
  • Chronic pain management
  • Treatment of addiction
  • Physician practice management
Paul Peterson, PhD
    Email: peterspd@u.washington.edu
Director Emeritus, Washington Institute for Mental Illness Research and Training
Paul E. M. Phillips, PhD
    Email: pemp@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Joint Assistant Professor, Pharmacology
  • Dynamic control of dopamine release in cocaine abuse
Jason Plaks, PhD
    Email: jep9@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Motivation, attribution, stereotyping
  • Connection between people's implicit theories and the motivation for prediction and control.
  • Is behavioral changeable or malleable?
Cynthia Price, PhD, LMP
    Email: cynthiap@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Associate Professor
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing
  • Women and gender differences
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Body psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
Sandra Radin, PhD
    Email: sradin@u.washington.edu
Research Scientist
  • Meth and other drug use among AI/AN communities in Washington
  • AI/AN adolescents (Canoe Journey)
Douglas Ramsay, DMD, PhD, MSD
    Email: ramsay@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor and Chair, Dental Public Health Sciences
Professor, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
  • Mechanisms of drug tolerance, psychopharmacology, patient compliance, learning and memory, physiological psychology, tooth circulation, addictive disorders, pain.
Brooke Randell, DNSc, RN, CS
    Researcher website
Research Associate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health
  • Adolescent risk behaviors
  • Youth suicide prevention
Brooke Randell, DNSc, RN, CS
    Email: randellb@uw.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Psychosocial & Community Health
  • Community-based prevention research with high-risk youth and families
  • Adolescent depression and suicide-risk
  • Drug abuse prevention
  • Depression in parents
  • Parent skills training
Dennis Rasmussen, PhD
    Email: drasmuss@u.washington.edu
Research Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Role the forebrain opiomelanocortinergic system may play in mediating neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to alcohol and other drugs of abuse
  • Common opioid mechanism in mediating responses to endogenous opioid system and exogenous opiates such as morphine and heroin
Joseph P. Reoux, MD
    Email: joe.reoux@med.va.gov
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Medical Director, Inpatient Addiction Treatment Program, VA Puget Sound
  • Pharmacotherapy of substance withdrawal
  • Relapse prevention
  • Protocols for alcohol and opioid detoxification
Henry Jay Richards, PhD
    Email: hrichard@uw.edu
Clinical Associate Professor
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Western State Special Commitment Center
  • Personality as a risk factor and moderator of treatment outcomes
  • Drug use expectancies
  • Comorbidity
  • Treatment matching
Richard K. Ries, MD
    Email: rries@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor and Director of Addictions Division, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Medical Director Outpatient Psychiatry and Addictions Programs, Harborview
  • Suicide and addiction
  • Twelve Step Facilitation
  • Treatment outcomes in severely mentally ill dually diagnosed outpatients
  • Contingency management models of treatment for methamphetamine and other substance abuse
  • Medication treatment for addiction
Karin Riggs, MSW
    Email: kriggs@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Program Manager, Tobacco Studies Program
  • Tobacco control
Carl T. Rimmele, PhD
    Email: rimmele.carl@va.gov
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavior Sciences
VAMC Addiction Treatment Center, Outpatient Program
  • Alcohol & traumatic brain injury
  • Cognitive rehabilitation after traumatic head injury
Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH
    Email: fpr@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
George Adkins Professor, Division Head, Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Founding Director, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
  • Prevention of the major causes of death in the US through interventions in childhood and adolescence.
  • Prevention of smoking, violence, alcohol related mortality, obesity and physical inactivity.
  • Alcohol and driving: designated driver programs
Roger A. Roffman, DSW
    Email: roffman@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Director, Innovative Programs Research Group
Professor, School of Social Work
  • Clinical research with adult chronic marijuana smokers
John M. Roll, PhD
    Email: johnroll@wsu.edu
    Researcher website
Director, Washington Institute for Mental Illness Research & Training
Affiliated Investigator, NIDA Clinical Trials Network, Pacific Northwest Node, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Contingency management
  • Methamphetamine
William J. Rorabaugh, PhD
    Email: rorabaug@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, History
Member, former President, Alcohol and Drugs History Society
  • The Early Republic (U.S.), especially social movements
  • The U.S. in the 1960s
  • Alcohol and drug history
  • Next project: Hippies
David B. Rosengren, PhD
    Email: dbr@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Help-seeking behavior
  • Treatment outcome
  • Treatment matching
Paul D. Sampson, PhD
    Email: pds@stat.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Professor, Statistics
Senior Statistician, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
  • Spatial and spatio-temporal modeling in environmental statistics
  • Geometric morphometrics
  • Statistical methods for the analysis of prenatal alcohol exposure and Offspring development
Andrew J. Saxon, MD
    Email: Andrew.Saxon@med.va.gov
    Researcher website
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director, Addiction Patient Careline, Mental Health Services, VA Puget Sound
  • Opioid pharmacology and treatment of dependence
  • Cocaine pharmacology and treatment of abuse
  • Cannabis pharmacology and treatment of abuse
  • Serotonergic mechanisms of drug actions AIDS and HIV infection in IV drug users
  • Urine toxicology screening for drug abuse
Eric Schnapper, JD
    Email: schnapp@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Pendleton Miller Chair in Law, Professor of Law
PI, FASD Legal Issues Resource Center
  • Legal issues related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Carole Schroeder, PhD
    Email: carolesc@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Psychosocial & Community Health
  • Disparities in access to health care
  • Marginalized populations; racism limiting access to care.
  • Services for addicted pregnant women
Yusuke Shono, PhD
    Email: ys138@uw.edu
    Researcher website
Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Cognitive factors associated with alcohol and other drug use
  • Polydrug use
Jane M. Simoni, PhD
    Email: jsimoni@u.washington.edu
Professor, Psychology
Area Head, Adult Clinical & Practicum Coordinator (Psychology)
  • Health & community psychology in underrepresented populations
  • Coping with trauma, chronic illness, and other stressful life events
  • Culturally specific coping processes, e.g. among ethnic/racial minorities, women, gay men and lesbians, and persons living with HIV
  • Alcohol drinking, sexual arousal & HIV/AIDS risk-taking
Tracy L. Simpson, PhD
    Email: tracys@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
VA Puget Sound
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Martie Skinner,
    Email: skinnm@u.washington.edu
Research Scientist, Social Development Research Group
Kevin L. Sloan, MD
    Email: klsloan@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Chief, Dual Disorders Program, Addictions Patient Care Line, VA Puget Sound
  • Psychopharmacology of serious and persistent mental illness comorbid with substance dependence
  • Case detection and treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Case-mix adjustment and issues related to psychiatric and medical comorbidities
Karen A. Snedker, PhD
    Email: snedker@u.washington.edu
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health
  • Impact of neighborhood context on substance abuse
Debra S. Srebnik, PhD
    Email: srebnik@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
King County MHCADSD
  • Co-occurring disorder treatment post-incarceration Outcomes of managing disability benefits in substance dependent severely mentally ill patients
Nephi Stella, PhD
    Email: nstella@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Pharmacology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
  • Cannabinoid signaling system in microglial cell
  • Cannabinoids and neuroinflammation
  • Can the medicinal properties of marijuana be improved to treat neurodegenerative diseases?
Andrea L. Stone, PhD
    Email: stoneal@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Postdoctoral Trainee, Psychosocial & Community Health
  • Trauma recovery
  • Marijuana use by youth
  • Hallucinogen dependence syndrome in adolescents
  • Developmental pathways, epidemiology of psychiatric and substance use disorders in youth
Eric Strachan, PhD
    Email: erstrach@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Acting Instructor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Director, UW Twin Registry
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Twin studies
  • Treatment of co-occurring disorders
  • Treatment of stimulant dependence in HIV infected patients
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for voices, paranoia, and delusions
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
Ann P. Streissguth, PhD
    Email: astreiss@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor Emerita, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Founder, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
  • Alcohol and pregnancy: Neuro- behavioral and morphologic effects on offspring across the lifespan, maternal alcoholism, FAS
  • Cocaine and pregnancy: Effects on mothers and babies
  • Clinical and epidemiologic studies of children of alcohol/drug abusing mothers
Mark D. Sullivan, MD, PhD
    Email: sullimar@u.washington.edu
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Medical History and Ethics
  • Long-term opioid management of chronic pain: trends and risks
Stephen Sulzbacher, PhD
    Email: sis@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics
Seattle Children's Hospital Research Foundation
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
  • Behavioral/developmental effects of drugs (currently anti-convulsants)
  • Management of pain and nausea associated with cancer chemotherapy
Nancy L. Sutherland, MLS
    Email: nsutherland@adai.washington.edu
Associate Director, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute
  • Orgnization & management of information
  • Dissemination of substance abuse information
Gregory Terman, MD, PhD
    Email: gwt@u.washington.edu
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Modulation of spinal cord LTP by kappa opioids
Lisa Rey Thomas, PhD
    Email: lrthomas@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Community-based and culturally-based research on Native American youth and substance abuse
Elaine Adams Thompson, PhD, RN
    Email: elainet@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, School of Nursing, Psychosocial & Community Health
PI, Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program
  • Prevention of adolescent depression, aggression, substance use
  • Risky behaviors and suicide risk
  • Intervention and evaluation research
  • Advanced multivariate analytic techniques
Beti Thompson, PhD
    Email: bthompso@fhcrc.org
    Researcher website
Professor, Health Services
Full Member, Cancer Prevention Research Program, FHCRC
  • Smoking cessation - among college students, pregnant women, epidemiology
  • Dietary change
  • Cancer prevention
  • Community-based research
Angela Jacques Tiura, PhD
    Email: ajtiura@u.washington.edu
Postdoctoral Fellow, CSHRB
Eric Trupin, PhD
    Email: trupin@u.washington.edu
Director, Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy
Professor, Psychiatry
  • Developing Prime Time project for double jeopardy youth
Michael V. Vitiello, PhD
    Email: vitiello@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Relationship between alcohol consumption/history and impaired nocturnal breathing
  • Alcohol use in the elderly
Michael R. Von Korff, ScD
    Email: vonkorff.m@ghc.org
Senior Investigator, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative
Professor, Affiliate appointment, Department of Health Services and Department of Psychiatry, UW
  • Natural history and management of chronic pain and depression in primary care
Ann Voorhies, PhD
    Email: anncv@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Lecturer, Psychology
  • Neural substrates of motivation for natural rewards
Anna Wald, MD, MPH
    Email: annawald@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Laboratory Medicine Member, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Treatment of acute Hepatitis C in injection drug users
Denise D. Walker, PhD
    Email: ddwalker@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Associate Professor, Social Work
Clinical Director, Innovative Programs Research Group
  • Marijuana use in adolescents
  • Motivational interviewing
Ingrid Walker, PhD
    Email: iwalker2@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Director, Graduate Faculty
Office of Undergraduate Education
University of Washington, Tacoma
  • 20th - 21st Century American culture, particularly popular forms (film, music, television, comix, art, literature, fashion, etc.).
  • Published work on conspiracy theory, television dramas (X Files, Sopranos), gangsters/gangstas, and white supremacism
  • Currently working on a study of the advertising, policy, and popular culture produced about the U.S. "drug war."
Elaine Walsh, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
    Email: emwalsh@uw.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Psychosocial & Community Health
  • Youth suicide risk behavior and drug use/abuse
  • Implementation of prevention programs in community settings
Karina Walters, PhD
    Email: kw5@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
William P. and Ruth Gerberding University Professorship, Social Work
Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Center
  • American Indian and Alaska Native health, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, and other wellness areas
  • Multicultural social work practice identity, enculturation and cultural factor that buffer the effect of historical trauma, discrimination, and other forms of trauma and violence on indigenous wellness outcomes
Joseph G. Weis, PhD
    Email: weis@u.washington.edu
Professor, Sociology
Director, Center for Law and Justice
  • Delinquency and deviance
  • Criminology and drug abuse
Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Wells, PhD
    Email: bwells@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Research Professor, School of Social Work
Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment for opiate and cocaine dependence
  • Prevention of drug use and sexual risk behavior
Dennis C. Wendt, PhD
    Email: dcwendt@uw.edu
    Researcher website
Postdoctoral Fellow, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute
  • Implementation of evidence-based treatments for substance use disorder, with a focus on group therapy and Native American populations
  • Mixed-methods inquiry of psychosocial therapy processes and treatment delivery systems
Ursula Whiteside, PhC
    Email: star8@u.washington.edu
NIAAA Predoctoral Research Fellow, Clinical Psychology
Project Director, Beyond BASICS
  • Adapting interventions for college student drinkers
Thomas M. Wickizer, PhD
    Email: tomwick@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Professor, Health Services and Community Medicine
Master of Health Administration Program, Social and Behavioral Sciences Track (MPH)
  • Economic outcomes of substance abuse treatment
  • Managed care costs and outcomes
  • Health economics, health services organization and policy
Katie Witkiewitz, PhD
    Email: katie.witkiewitz@vancouver.wsu.edu
    Researcher website
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Washington State University
Research Scientist (former), Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • Quantitative methods; variable modeling; nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Analysis of clinical treatment outcomes and relapse
  • Mindfulness-based treatments for alcohol & drug abuse
  • Harm reduction approaches to the treatment of addiction
Briana Woods, PhC
    Email: bawoods@u.washington.edu
Graduate Student, Psychology
  • Understanding alcohol use among African American youth
Douglas F. Zatzick, MD
    Email: dzatzick@u.washington.edu
    Researcher website
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director, Attending Consult Services, Harborview
  • Disseminating organizational screening and brief intervention (SBI) services in trauma centers
  • PTSD and substance abuse in acute care medical settings