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Katharine A. Bradley

Affiliate Professor, Health Services
Affiliate Professor, Medicine (primary appt.)

Senior Investigator
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute


MPH   University of Washington, 1993   (Health Services)
MD   Stanford University, 1987   (Medicine)
BA   Stanford University, 1982   (Human Biology)

Contact Info

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Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Metropolitan Park East
1730 Minor Ave., Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101

voice:   206-287-2151
fax:   206-287-2871

Alcoholism prevention (screening, intervention and epidemiology in primary care setting); women's health; post-traumatic stress disorder

Clark BJ, Rubinsky AD, Ho PM, Au DH, Chavez LJ, Moss M, Bradley KA. Alcohol screening scores and the risk of intensive care unit admission and hospital readmission. Subst Abus. 2016 Jul-Sep;37(3):466-473.  PMID: 26730984

Chavez LJ, Williams EC, Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Changes in Patient-Reported Alcohol-Related Advice Following Veterans Health Administration Implementation of Brief Alcohol Interventions. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 May;77(3):500-8.  PMID: 27172583    PMCID: PMC4869906
PubMed Central

Williams EC, Achtmeyer CE, Young JP, Rittmueller SE, Ludman EJ, Lapham GT, Lee AK, Chavez LJ, Berger D, Bradley KA. Local Implementation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention at Five Veterans Health Administration Primary Care Clinics: Perspectives of Clinical and Administrative Staff. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Jan;60:27-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2015.07.011. Epub 2015 Jul 26.  PMID: 26297322

Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Shortreed SM, Hawkins EJ, Richards J, Williams EC, Berger D, Chavez LJ, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Comparison of provider-documented and patient-reported brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use in VA outpatients. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Aug 1;153:159-66. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.05.027. Epub 2015 May 27.  PMID: 26072218

Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Williams EC, Hawkins EJ, Grossbard J, Chavez LJ, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Decreasing sensitivity of clinical alcohol screening with the AUDIT-C after repeated negative screens in VA clinics. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Sep 1;142:209-15. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.06.017. Epub 2014 Jun 23.  PMID: 25034900

Chair, thesis committee for Theresa Matson
Is severity of mental health assosicationed with egnagement and drinking outcomes?