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  • Clarke, T-K., Crist, R.C., Ang, A., Ambrose-Lanci, L.M.. Lohoff, F.W., Saxon, A.J., Ling, W., Hillhouse, M.P., Bruce, R.D., Woody, G., Berrettini, W.H. Genetic variation in OPRD1 and the response to treatment for opioid dependence with buprenorphine in European American females. The Pharmacogenomics Journal (in press).
  • Crist, R.C., Clarke, T-K., Ang, A., Ambrose-Lanci, L.M.. Lohoff, F.W., Saxon, A.J., Ling, W., Hillhouse, M.P., Bruce, R.D., Woody, G., Rutter, J., Berrettini, W.H. An intronic variant in OPRD1 predicts treatment outcome for opioid dependence in African-Americans. Neuropsychopharmacology (in press).
  • Ebert, L., Malte, C.A., Hamlett-Berry, K., Beckham, J., McFall, M., Saxon, A.J. Use of a learning collaborative to support implementation of integrated care for smoking cessation for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. American Journal of Public Health (in press).
  • Hser, Y-I., Saxon, A. J., Huang, D., Hasson, A., Thomas, C., Hillhouse, M., Jacobs, P., Teruya, C., McLaughlin, P., Wiest, K., Cohen, A., Ling, W. Treatment retention among patients randomized to buprenorphine/naloxone compared to methadone in a multi-site trial. Addiction (in press).
  • McDonell, M.G., Howell, D., Srebnik, S.,Angelo, F.,Sugar, A.M., Rainey, C., Roll, J., Short, R., Ries, R. (In press). Evaluation of ethyl glucuronide immunoassay urinalysis in 5 alcohol dependent outpatients. The American Journal on Addictions.
  • McDonell, M.G., McPherson, S., Vilardaga, R., Srebnik, D., Angelo, F. N., Leickly, E., Saxon, A.J., Roll, J., Ries, R. Preliminary findings: contingency management targeting psycho-stimulant use results in secondary decreases in smoking for severely mentally ill adults. American Journal on Addictions (in press).
  • McDonnell MG, Srebnik …Ries R: Randomized Controlled Trial of Contingency Management for Stimulant Use in Community Mental Health Patients with Serious Mental Illness:  (Am J Psychiatry 2013; 170:94–101)
  • Saxon, A.J., Wilkins, K.C. Marijuana not ready for prime time as an analgesic. General Hospital Psychiatry (in press).
  • Srebnik, D., Sugar, A., Coblentz, P., McDonell, M.G., Angelo, F., Lowe, J.M., Ries, R.K., & Roll, J.M.  Acceptability of contingency management among clinicians and clients within a co-occurring mental health and substance use treatment program.  American Journal on Addictions, (In Press).
  • Voss, WD, Kaufman, E., Connor, S.S., Comtois, K.A., Conner, K.R., Ries, R.K. Preventing Addiction Related Suicide: A Pilot Study. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: In press
  • Wymbs, B. T., McCarty, C. A., King, K. M., McCauley, E., Vander Stoep, A., Baer, J., & Waschbusch, D. A. (In Press). Callous-unemotional traits as unique prospective risk factors for substance use in early adolescent boys and girls. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.


  • Aversa, L.H., Stoddard, J.A., Doran, N.M., Au, S., Chow, B., McFall, M., Saxon, A.J. & Baker, D.G. Longitudinal analysis of the relationship between PTSD symptom clusters, cigarette use, and physical health-related quality of life. Quality of Life Research 22:1381–1389, 2013.
  • Hawkins, E.J., Malte, C.A., Grossbard, J., Saxon, A.J., Imel, Z.E., & Kivlahan, D.K. Comparative safety of benzodiazepines and opioids among Veterans Affairs patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Addiction Medicine 7:354-362, 2013.
  • Malte, C.A., McFall, M., Chow, B.; Beckham, J.C., Carmody, T.P. & Saxon, A.J. Survey of providers’ attitudes toward integrating smoking cessation treatment into posttraumatic stress disorder care. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 27:249-255, 2013.
  • Mooney, L.J., Nielsen, S., Saxon, A., Hillhouse, M., Thomas, C., Hasson, A., Stablein, D., McCormack, J., Lindblad, R., Ling, W. Cocaine Use Reduction with Buprenorphine (CURB): Rationale, Design, and Methodology. Contemporary Clinical Trials 34:196-204, 2013.
  • Potter, J.S., Marino, E. N., Hillhouse, M P., Nielsen, S., Wiest, K., Canamar, C. P., Judith A. Martin, J.A., Ang, A., Baker, R., Saxon, A. J. & Ling, W. Buprenorphine and methadone maintenance treatment outcomes for opioid analgesic, heroin, and combined users: findings from Starting Treatment with Agonist Replacement Therapies (START). Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 74:605-613, 2013.
  • Saxon, A.J., Hser, Y-I., Woody, G., Ling, W. Medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction: methadone and buprenorphine. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis 21:S69-S72, 2013.
  • Saxon, A.J., Ling, W., Hillhouse, M., Thomas, C., Hasson, A., Ang, A., Doraimani, G., Tasissa, G., Lokhnygina, Y., Leimberger, J., Bruce, R.D., McCarthy, J., Wiest, K., McLaughlin, P., Bilangi, R., Cohen, A., Woody, G. & Jacobs, P. Buprenorphine/Naloxone and methadone effects on laboratory indices of liver health: A randomized trial. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 128:71-76, 2013.
  • Tai, B., Saxon, A.J., Ling, W. Medication-assisted therapy for opioid addiction. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis 21:S13-S15, 2013.


  • Aversa, L.H., Stoddard, J.A., Doran, N.M., Au, S., Chow, B., McFall, M., Saxon, A., & Baker, D.G. PTSD and Depression as Predictors of Physical Health-Related Quality of Life in Tobacco-Dependent Veterans. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 73:185-190, 2012.
  • Baer, J. S., Carpenter, K., Beadnell, B., Stoner, S., Ingalsbe, M., Hartzler, B., Rosengren, D. R., & Drager, Z. (2012). Computer Assessment of Simulated Patient Interviews (CASPI): Psychometric Properties of a Web-Based System for the Assessment of Motivational Interviewing Skills. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 73 (1), 154-164
  • Capo-Ramos, D., Gao, Y., Lubin, J.H., Check, D., Goldin, L.R., Pesatori, A.C., Consonni, D., Bertazzi, P.A., Saxon, A.J., Bergen, A.W., Caporaso, N. & Landi, M.T.: Mood disorders and risk of lung cancer in the EAGLE case-control study and in the U.S. Veterans Affairs inpatient cohort. PLOS One 7(8): e42945. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042945
  • Carmody, T., McFall, M., Saxon, A.J., Malte, C. A., Chow, B., Beckham, J., Joseph, A.M. & Cook, J.: Smoking outcome expectancies in military veteran smokers with posttraumatic stress disorder. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 14:919-926, 2012.
  • Hawkins, E.J., Malte, C.A., Baer, J.S., Kivlahan, D.R. (2012). Prevalence, Predictors and Service Utilization of Patients with Recurrent Use of VA Substance Use Disorder Specialty-care.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 43, 2,221-230.
  • Hawkins, E.J., Malte, C.A., Imel, Z.E., Saxon, A.J. & Kivlahan, D.R. Prevalence and trends of benzodiazepine use among Veterans Affairs patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, 2003-2010. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 124:154-161, 2012.
  • Joseph, A.M., Chow, B., McFall, M., Saxon, A.J., Beckham, J., Leskela, J., Dieperink, M. & Carmody, T.: Smoking intensity and severity of specific symptom clusters in posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress 25:10-16, 2012.
  • Kaufman, E.K., McDonell, M.G., Cristofalo, M.A., & Ries, R.K. Barriers and solutions to metabolic syndrome management for the severely mentally ill: Patient and provider accounts.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33, 172-180, 2012.
  • McCarty C. A., Wymbs, B.T., King, K.M., Mason, W.A., Vander Stoep, A., McCauley, E., & Baer J. Developmental consistency in associations between depressive symptoms and alcohol use in early adolescence. (2012). Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 73 (3), 444-453.
  • McDonell, M.G., Howell, D.N., McPherson, S., Cameron, J.M., Srebnik, D., Roll, J.M., Ries, R.K.  Investigation of the efficacy of voucher-based contingent reinforcement for alcohol abstinence, using the ethyl-glucuronide alcohol biomarker.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 161-165, 2012.
  • McDonell, M.G., Kerbrat, A.H., Comtois, K.A., Russo, J., Lowe, J.M., & Ries, R.K.  Validation of the co-occurring disorder quadrant model.  Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 44, 266-273, 2012.
  • Quest, T.L. Merrill, J.O., Roll, J., Saxon, A.J. & Rosenblatt, R.A. Buprenorphine Therapy for Opioid Addiction in Rural Washington: The Experience of the Early Adopters. Journal of Opioid Management 8:29-38, 2012.
  • Tollison, S.J., Henderson, R.C., Baer, J.S. & Saxon, A. J. Next steps in addressing the prevention, screening, and treatment of substance use disorder in active duty and veteran Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom populations. Military Medicine 177S:39-46, 2012.
  • Yuodelis-Flores C, Ries RK, Bennett, M. Evidence-Based Practices for Co-occurring Chemical Dependency and Mental Illness. In: McQuistion HL et al (eds), American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Handbook of Community Psychiatry. Springer Science + Business Media, NY, 2012


  • Imel, Z. E., Baer, J. S., Martino, S., Ball, S. A., & Carroll, K.K (2011).  Mutual influence in therapist competence and adherence to motivational enhancement therapy.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 115(3), pp. 229-36.
  • McDonell, M.G., Angelo, F., Sugar, A., Rainey, C., Srebnik, D., Short, R., Roll, J. Ries, R.K. (2011). A pilot study of the accuracy of onsite immunoassay urinalysis of illicit drug use in seriously mentally ill outpatients. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 37 (2): 137-40.
  • McDonell, M.G., Howell, D., Srebnik, S., Angelo, F., Sugar, A.M., Rainey, C., Roll, J., Short, R., Ries, R.  (2011).  Evaluation of ethyl glucuronide immunoassay urinalysis in 5 alcohol dependent outpatients.  The American Journal on Addictions.
  • McDonell, M.G., Kaufman, E.K., Srebnik, D.S., Ciechanowski, P.S. & Ries, R.K. Barriers to Metabolic care for adults with serious mental illness: Provider perspectives.  The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 4, 379-387, 2011.
  • Ries R, Wolitzky-Taylor KB, Operskalski JT, Craske MG, Roy-Byrne P. Treatment of comorbid substance use and anxiety disorders: a case study. J Addict Med, 5(4):248-253, 2011.
  • Wolitzky-Taylor K, Operskalski JT, Ries R, Craske MG, Roy-Byrne P. Understanding and treating comorbid anxiety disorders in substance users: review and future directions. J Addict Med, 5(4):233-47, 2011.


  • Buchholz, J.R., Malte, C.A., Calsyn, D.A., Baer, J.S., Nichol, P., Kivlahan, D.R., Caldeiro, R.M. & Saxon, A.J.: Associations of housing status with substance abuse treatment and service use outcomes among Veterans. Psychiatric Services 61:698-706, 2010.
  • Egan, J.E., Casadonte, P., Gartenman, T., Martin, J., McCance-Katz, E., Netherland, J., Renner, J., Weiss, L., Saxon, A.J., Fiellin, D.A.: The Physician Clinical Support System-Buprenorphine (PCSS-B): a novel project to expand/improve buprenorphine treatment. Journal of General Internal Medicine 25: 936-41, 2010.
  • Hartzler, B., Beadnell, B., Rosengren, D. B., Dunn, C., & Baer, J. S. (2010). Deconstructing proficiency in motivational interviewing: The mechanics of skillful practitioner delivery during brief simulated encounters. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Vol 38(5), pp. 611-628.
  • Krupski, A., Sears, J.M., Joesch, J.M., Estee, S., He, L., Dunn, C., Huber, A., Roy-Byrne, P., Ries, R. (2010). Impact of brief interventions and brief treatment on admissions to chemical dependency treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 110 (1-2): 126-36.
  • Ling, W., Jacobs, P., Hillhouse, M., Hasson, A., Thomas, C., Freese, T., Sparenborg, S., McCarty, D., Weiss, R., Saxon, A., Cohen, A., Straus, M., Brigham, G., Liu, D., McLaughlin, P. & Tai, B.: From research to the real world: buprenorphine in the decade of the Clinical Trials Network. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 38:S53-S60, 2010.
  • McFall, M., Saxon, A.J., Malte, C.A., Chow, B., Bailey, S., Baker, D.G., Beckham, J.C., Boardman, K.D., Carmody, T.P., Joseph, A.M., Smith, M.W., Shih, M-C., Lu, Y., Holodniy, M., Lavori, P.W. for the CSP 519 Study Team: Integrating Tobacco Cessation into Mental Health Care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association 304:2485-2493, 2010.
  • Sears, J.M., Krupski A., Joesch, J.M., Estee, S.L., He, L., Shah, M.F., Huber, A., Dunn, C., Ries, R., Roy-Byrne, P.P. (2010). The use of administrative data as a substitute for individual screening scores in observational studies related to problematic alcohol or drug use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 111 (1-2): 89-96.
  • Wells, E.A., Saxon, A.J., Calsyn, D.A., Jackson, T.R. & Donovan, D.M.: Study results from the CTN's first ten years: where do they lead? Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 38:S14-S30, 2010.
  • Yen CF, Hsiao RC, Ko CH, Yen JY. The Relationship between Overweight/Obesity and Self-esteem in Adolescents: The Moderating Effects of Socio-demographic Characteristics, Family Support, Academic Achievement and Peer Interaction. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry 2010; 24(3):210-221.
  • Yen CF, Hsiao RC, Ko CH, Yen JY, Huang CF, Liu SC, Wang SY. The Relationships Between Body Mass Index and Television Viewing, Internet Use and Cellular Phone Use: The Moderating Effects of Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Exercise. Int J Eat Disord. 2010; 43(6):565-71.
  • Yen CF, Hsiao RC, Yen JY, Ko CH, Liu SC, Huang CF, Wang SY. Body Weight Statuses and Their Socio-demographic Correlates among Adolescents in Southern Taiwan: Results Using Two Sets of Cutoff References. J Adolesc Health. 2010; 46(1): 62-9.
  • Yuodelis-Flores C, Bennett M, Meredith C, Ries R. Addiction and Psychiatric Disorders. In : Miller NS & Gold MS (eds.) Addictive Disorders in Medical Populations. Wiley-Blackwell, Chilchester, UK, 2010
Department Harborview Medical Center UW Medical Center VA Puget Sound Health Care System