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

Assessing Clinically Significant Cognitive Impairment Using the NIH Toolbox in Individuals with Co-occurring Serious Mental Illness and Alcohol Use Disorder.
(2022 Nov 8)
J Addict Med
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

Effectiveness of a Suicide Prevention Module for Adults in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial.
(2022 Apr 1)
JAMA Netw Open 5(4): e222945
Ries RK, Livengood AL, Huh D, Kerbrat AH, Fruhbauerova M, Turner B, Comtois KA

Contingency management for alcohol use disorder reduces cannabis use among American Indian and Alaska Native adults.
(2022 Jun)
J Subst Abuse Treat 137(): 108693
Hirchak KA, Lyons AJ, Herron JL, Kordas G, Shaw JL, Jansen K, Avey JP, McPherson SM, Donovan D, Roll J, Buchwald D, Ries R, McDonell MG, HONOR Study Team

Development and Initial Pilot Testing of a fully integrated treatment for comorbid social anxiety disorder and alcohol use disorder in a community-based SUD clinic setting.
(2022 Jan)
Behav Res Ther 148(): 103999
Wolitzky-Taylor K, Sewart A, Karno M, Ries R, Stimson J

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