Richard Ries, MD, FAPA, FASM

Personal Statement

I am a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Addictions Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington  School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. I am also the clinical director of  addictions treatment services at Harborview Medical Center, and work in the psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery services.

I am board-certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry, and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, I am on the editorial board and a reviewer for several scientific journals and holds a number of research grants from the National Institute of Health.


Northwestern Univ. Medical School Medical education, 1975
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Residency, Psychiatry

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

What do clinicians want? Understanding frontline addiction treatment clinicians' preferences and priorities to improve the design of measurement-based care technology.
(2021 Jun 15)
Addict Sci Clin Pract 16(1): 38
Tauscher JS, Cohn EB, Johnson TR, Diteman KD, Ries RK, Atkins DC, Hallgren KA

Combining behavioral harm-reduction treatment and extended-release naltrexone for people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorder in the USA: a randomised clinical trial.
(2021 Apr)
Lancet Psychiatry 8(4): 287-300
Collins SE, Duncan MH, Saxon AJ, Taylor EM, Mayberry N, Merrill JO, Hoffmann GE, Clifasefi SL, Ries RK

Effect of Incentives for Alcohol Abstinence in Partnership With 3 American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
(2021 Jun 1)
JAMA Psychiatry 78(6): 599-606
McDonell MG, Hirchak KA, Herron J, Lyons AJ, Alcover KC, Shaw J, Kordas G, Dirks LG, Jansen K, Avey J, Lillie K, Donovan D, McPherson SM, Dillard D, Ries R, Roll J, Buchwald D, HONOR Study Team.

The rewarding recovery study: a randomized controlled trial of incentives for alcohol and drug abstinence with a rural American Indian community.
(2021 Jun)
Addiction 116(6): 1569-1579
McDonell MG, Skalisky J, Burduli E, Foote A Sr, Granbois A, Smoker K, Hirchak K, Herron J, Ries RK, Echo-Hawk A, Barbosa-Leiker C, Buchwald D, Roll J, McPherson SM

Addiction and Suicide: A Review.
(2019 Apr)
Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ) 17(2): 193-199
Yuodelis-Flores C, Ries RK

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