Bryan Hartzler

hartzler_brianBryan Hartzler entered the UT Clinical Psychology doctoral program in 1996, and was a member of the SAHARA lab until returning to Seattle to complete his internship in 2002 at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System. While in Austin, Bryan contributed to a number of research projects while completing a thesis focused on student drinking patterns during college entrance and dissertation that explored alcohol blackouts via the ‘barlab’. Bryan formally received his Ph.D. in 2003, and remained at the VA PSHCS Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education the following year on an interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship.

In the fall of 2004, Bryan accepted a research scientist position at his alma mater, the University of Washington, in its Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute. The broad focus of his research since that time has been the community-based effectiveness and transportability of empirically-supported treatment interventions for substance users. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and active in local dissemination and implementation efforts with community-based treatment programs, including those affiliated with the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. He is currently funded by a career development award from NIDA that examines the integration of behavioral interventions in addiction treatment. In his spare time, Bryan likes to travel and is continually searching for water to kayak in and snow-capped hills to ski down.