Bryan Hartzler, PhD

In nearly two decades at UW, Dr. Hartzler’s work has principally focused on the dissemination and implementation of empirically-supported health services for persons with substance use disorders. His scientific and services efforts to date include local, regional, national, and international collaborations, encompassing federally-funded work with diverse community-based 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 treatment and healthcare organizations and their personnel.  His broader direction of the UW Center for Advancing Addiction Health Services (CAAHS) encompasses the work of the Northwest ATTC, its regional contribution to the national Opioid Response Network, a host of externally-sponsored implementation services projects, and contributions to NIH-funded health services research.  In professional endeavors that span a science-to-service 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.


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

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Center for Advancing Addiction Health Services


Recent Publications

Exploring the Impact of External Facilitation Using Evidence-Based Implementation Strategies for Increasing Motivational Interviewing Capacity Among Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Providers.
(2024 Apr)
J Behav Health Serv Res 51(2): 185-202
Chaple MJ, Kunins HV, Nass MD, Benjamin AC, Viel CR, Bertone P, Marker L, Warren P, Hartzler B

Virtual Training Is More Cost-Effective Than In-Person Training for Preparing Staff to Implement Contingency Management.
(2022 Oct 12)
J Technol Behav Sci
Hartzler B, Hinde J, Lang S, Correia N, Yermash J, Yap K, Murphy CM, Ruwala R, Rash CJ, Becker SJ, Garner BR

Behavioral healthcare organizations' experiences related to use of telehealth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: an exploratory study.
(2022 Jun 13)
BMC Health Serv Res 22(1): 775
Kisicki A, Becker S, Chaple M, Gustafson DH, Hartzler BJ, Jacobson N, Murphy AA, Tapscott S, Molfenter T

Persons from racial and ethnic minority groups receiving medication for opioid use disorder experienced increased difficulty accessing harm reduction services during COVID-19.
(2022 Jan)
J Subst Abuse Treat 132(): 108648
Rosales R, Janssen T, Yermash J, Yap KR, Ball EL, Hartzler B, Garner BR, Becker SJ

Project MIMIC (Maximizing Implementation of Motivational Incentives in Clinics): A cluster-randomized type 3 hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial.
(2021 Oct 12)
Addict Sci Clin Pract 16(1): 61
Becker SJ, Murphy CM, Hartzler B, Rash CJ, Janssen T, Roosa M, Madden LM, Garner BR

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