Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Denna Vandersloot MEd

Denna Vandersloot is the Co-Director of the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC), part of the National Network of Addiction Technology Transfer Centers. She joined ADAI in the fall of 2017. Ms. Vandersloot has been affiliated with the ATTC network for 20 years as a senior manager, consultant, trainer, curricula developer, and technology transfer specialist.

Ms. Vandersloot has over 20 years of experience as a clinician, researcher, trainer, and system change specialist in the field of addictions. Her areas of expertise include: Motivational Interviewing, Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment, Co-occurring Disorder Treatment, NIATx, and Recovery Oriented System of Care. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and a nationally registered SBIRT trainer.

Ms. Vandersloot has been involved in several implementation science research projects including the CSAT Methamphetamine Treatment Project, NIDA Substance Abuse to HIV Care Project, and the NIDA DDCAT/NIATx Implementation Grant. She has also worked with several counties, states, and treatment organizations to implement a variety of evidence-based practices.


Co-Director, Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northwest ATTC)
Associate Director, Center for Advancing Addiction Health Services (CAAHS)


BS, Human Services
MEd, Education (Multi-disciplinary Studies)

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Research Interests

  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
  • NIATx
  • Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC)


  • Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
  • Nationally Registered SBIRT trainer

Research & Other Projects