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

Culturally tailoring a secondary suicide prevention intervention for American Indian and Alaska Native people in substance use treatment.
(2024 Jun 28)
Suicide Life Threat Behav
Jansen KJ, Livengood A, Ries R, Comtois KA, Bergerson DM, Skinner J, Shaw JL

Experiential suicide prevention training for substance use treatment intensive outpatient program counselors: Stepped wedge cluster-randomized training study.
(2024 May 13)
J Subst Use Addict Treat
Comtois KA, Huh D, Fruhbauerova M, Livengood A, Kerbrat A, Smythe P, Ries R

Budget Impact Tool for Implementing Contingency Management for Co-occurring Alcohol Use Disorders and Serious Mental Illness.
(2024 Apr 1)
Psychiatr Serv 75(4): 326-332
Lu TT, Parent SC, Chaytor N, Amiri S, Palmer K, McPherson S, Jett J, Ries R, McDonell MG, Murphy SM

Assessing Clinically Significant Cognitive Impairment Using the NIH Toolbox in Individuals with Co-occurring Serious Mental Illness and Alcohol Use Disorder.
(2023 May-Jun 01)
J Addict Med 17(3): 305-311
Jett JD, Kordas G, Parent S, Keshtkar M, Shin R, King P, McPherson SM, Ries R, Roll JM, McDonell MG, Chaytor N

Delivering Remote Measurement-Based Care in Community Addiction Treatment: Engagement and Usability Over a 6-Month Clinical Pilot.
Front Psychiatry 13(): 840409
Hallgren KA, Cohn EB, Ries RK, Atkins DC

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