The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Mandy Owens PhD

Mandy Owens began working at ADAI in April 2019. She received her doctorate from the University of New Mexico, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Services Research & Development at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Her research includes the development and implementation of evidence-based interventions for individuals with substance use disorders with a focus on those who are involved with the criminal legal system.

In her new position at ADAI, Dr. Owens will work with Caleb Banta-Green on a replication study of medication first/low barrier buprenorphine multi-site implementation and training for SAMHSA funded opioid treatment networks. She previously has worked with ADAI researchers on CTN Protocol 0031, Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12-Step (STAGE-12) at Recovery Centers of King County as part of the Pacific NW node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.

In addition to her research at ADAI, Dr. Owens maintains a private practice as a licensed psychologist in Seattle specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and helping individuals with behavior change.

Titles

Research Scientist
Affiliate Assistant Professor, UW Psychology

Education

BS, Psychology, Biology, University of Washington, 2008
MS, Psychology, University of New Mexico, 2013
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of New Mexico
Clinical Psychology Internship, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2016
Fellowship, Health Services Research & Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 2019

ORCID: 0000-0001-8536-0408

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders
  • Intervention development for individuals with substance use disorders who are involved with the criminal legal system
  • Research-informed policy related to substance use

Honors

  • Predoctoral Individual Fellowship Grant, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (F31-AA023414, PI: Owens), 2014-15
  • Predoctoral Fellow, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (T32-AA018108), 2012-14
  • Summer Institute Scholarship, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2014
  • New Mexico Research Grants, High Priority, University of New Mexico, 2013 & 2014
  • Student Research Grants, University of New Mexico, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society, University of Washington, 2008

Activities

  • Co-Chair, Forensic Issues & Externalizing Behaviors Special Interest Group, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2017-Present
  • Trainer and member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, 2014-Present
  • Member, Research Society on Alcoholism (2011-Present); Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2011-Present); American Psychological Association (2018-Present)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer, Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, Alcohol & Alcoholism, Clinical Case Studies, Epidemiological Review, Journal of Substance Abuse & Alcoholism, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, PLOS ONE, Psychological Services, Substance Abuse
  • Former principal investigator, research assistant, and study interventionist on NIH-funded studies at the University of Washington and the University of New Mexico on treatments for substance use disorders among justice-involved adolescents, adults on probation and in jail, college students, and individuals in outpatient addiction treatment.

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