Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Bryan Hartzler PhD

In 18 years at ADAI, Dr. Hartzler’s work has principally focused on the dissemination and implementation of empirically-supported health services for persons with substance use disorders. This is reflected in his directorship of the UW Center for Advancing Addiction Health Services, and in research to date that includes local, regional, national, and international collaboration with diverse community settings (i.e., addiction care, mental health, primary and specialty medical care, criminal justice, HIV care, schools), including those affiliated with the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. In 2017, Dr. Hartzler was awarded a SAMHSA grant to direct the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northwest ATTC), one of 10 regional centers in the national ATTC network. The Northwest ATTC supports the addiction workforce in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, via provision of universal, targeted and intensive technical assistance for regional healthcare organizations and their personnel. In work that spans a science-to-services continuum, Dr. Hartzler seeks to promote adoption and implementation of useful treatment and recovery practices in community settings where they may benefit persons with substance use disorders.


Research Associate Professor, Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine
Director, Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northwest ATTC)
Director, Center for Advancing Addiction Health Services (CAAHS)


BS, Psychology, University of Washington
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Residency, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System-Seattle
Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System-Seattle, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE)

ORCID: 0000-0002-7052-2280

Research Interests

  • Design, evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of behavioral health services
  • Motivation-focused therapies (i.e., motivational interviewing, contingency management)
  • Therapy training and technical assistance processes and outcomes
  • Mixed-method and community-participatory processes for research and evaluation


  • 2001—Lee Willerman Award for Research Excellence, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2005—NIH Loan Repayment Program Award
  • 2008—NIH Fellowship, Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions
  • 2009—College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Early Career Travel Award
  • 2012—Editorial Fellowship, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment


  • Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), 2005 – present
  • Trainer, NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Products (MIA-STEP; PAMI-R), 2007 – present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2013 – present
  • Founding Member, Society for Implementation Research Collaborative, 2015 – present
  • Member, AAAP/SAMHSA Opioid Response Network Community of Practice, 2018 – present
  • Advisory Board Member, Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, 2018 – present
  • Advisory Board Member, Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center, 2018 – present
  • Co-Chair, AAAP/SAMHSA Opioid Response Network National Stimulants Workgroup, 2020 – present
  • Co-Chair, Implementation Strategies Workgroup, NIDA CTN Translation and Implementation Special Interest Group, 2021 – present


Research & Other Projects

Youth Clinician Training

Status: completed