Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Bryan Hartzler PhD

In 15 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. His research to date includes local, regional and national 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 five-year SAMHSA grant to direct the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC), one of 10 regional centers in the national ATTC network. The NWATTC supports the addiction workforce in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, via information dissemination, training and technical assistance, and systems consultation for regional treatment and healthcare organizations and their personnel.  In his scientific and services endeavors, Dr. Hartzler seeks to promote adoption and implementation of empirically-supported practices in community settings where they may benefit persons with substance use disorders.


Senior Research Scientist, UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute
Director, Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Affiliate Assistant Professor, UW Psychology


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


Research & Other Projects