Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Susan A. Stoner PhD

Dr. Stoner is a Research Associate Professor at ADAI, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine. She joined ADAI after completing her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Washington in 2003. She left UW to conduct Small Business Innovation Research in 2008 and returned to the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute in 2014.

She has collaborated with ADAI colleagues on projects related to alcohol, cannabis, methamphetamine, and opioids and with School of Social Work colleagues on the intergenerational transmission of illness behavior. Past areas of research focus include the effects of acute alcohol intoxication on sexual risk behaviors; screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use disorders; culturally informed interventions; chronic pain; and medication adherence.

Dr. Stoner became the Director of the Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) in 2020. In 2022, the University of Washington Board of Regents appointed Dr. Stoner as the holder of the esteemed Ann Streissguth, PhD Endowed Professorship in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.


Research Associate Professor, Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, UW School of Arts & Sciences
Director, Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP)
Ann Streissguth, PhD Endowed Professorship in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders


BA, Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, 1991
Clinical Fellow, Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Psychology Internship, Brockton/West Roxbury VAMC, Brockton, MA, 2000-2001
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, 2003

ORCID: 0000-0001-8548-219X

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Research Interests

  • Substance use, mental health, and health decision-making across the lifespan with particular interest special populations, including pregnant and parenting individuals, adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and older adults
  • Intergenerational cycles of substance use and mental health disorders
  • Roles of recovery supports and mental health treatment in substance use disorder recovery
  • Web-based and mobile assessments and interventions


  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health (Grant # L30 AA015284), 2004-2007
  • Bolles Fellowship Award, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, 2001-2002
  • Dissertation Fellow, Sexuality Research Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council with funding from the Ford Foundation, 1999-2000


  • Principal Reviewer, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2020-2021
  • Data Operations Specialist, Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, 2019-2021
  • Coordinator, Treatment Research Subcommittee, sponsored by Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Washington State Health Care Authority, 2017-2019
  • Reviewer, federal and intramural grants and contracts, 2009 – present


Research & Other Projects