Katie Witkiewitz

Regent's Professor

Area Head: Quantitative/Methodology

Photo: Katie Witkiewitz
(505) 277-5953
Logan Hall, 118
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2005
Lab Website
Curriculum vitae

Research Area/s:

Clinical Psychology,  Health Psychology,  Quantitative Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Mindfulness-based interventions for substance use disorders
  • Harm reduction and diverse pathways to recovery from substance use disorder
  • Longitudinal data analysis and quantitative methods for studying behavior change
  • Integrated behavioral treatment for opioid use disorder and chronic pain


Accepting students?  Dr. Witkiewitz will likely be accepting an incoming graduate student in 2022-2023.  Our lab is particularly interested in applicants with research experience and who are passionate about mindfulness-based interventions for opiod use disorder and/or chronic pain, implementation science, and/or community-based participatory research.

Selected Publications

  • Witkiewitz, K., Montes, K. S., Schwebel, F. J., & Tucker, J. A. (2020). What is recovery? A narrative review of definitions of recovery from alcohol use disorder. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 40. https://doi.org/10.35946/arcr.v40.3.01
  • Witkiewitz, K., Pearson, M. R., Wilson, A. D., Stein, E. R., Votaw, V. R., Hallgren, K. A., Maisto, S. A., Swan, J. E., Schwebel, F. J., Aldridge, A., Zarkin, G. A., & Tucker, J. A. (2020). Can alcohol use disorder recovery include some heavy drinking? A replication and extension up to nine years following treatment. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, , 44, 1862-1874. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14413.
  • Witkiewitz, K., Roos, C. R., Mann, K., & Kranzler, H. R. (2019). Advancing precision medicine for alcohol use disorder: Replication and extension of reward drinking as a predictor of naltrexone response. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43 (11), 2395-2405. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14183
  • Witkiewitz, K., Litten, R. Z., & Leggio, L. (2019). Advances in the science and treatment of alcohol use disorder. Science Advances, 5 (9), eaax4043. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aax4043

Courses Taught

  • PSY 650: Advanced Latent Variable Modeling

  • PSY 535: Personality Functions

  • PSY 499: Undergraduate Problems

  • PSY 430: Alcohol Use Disorders

  • PSY 332: Abnormal Behavior

  • PSY 650: Structural Equation Modeling

  • PSY 650: Applied Data Analysis


Graduate students:

Hannah Carlon (co-mentor Margo Hurlocker

David (Ikela) Moniz-Lewis

Elena Stein

Julia Swan

Victoria Votaw