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:

  • Empirically supported treatments for addictive behaviors, including mindfulness-based relapse prevention and cognitive-behavioral treatment
  • Understanding, predicting, and preventing addictive behavior relapse
  • Longitudinal data analysis and quantitative methods for studying behavior change
  • Mechanisms of behavior change


Accepting students?  Dr. Witkiewitz is likely not accepting a graduate student for Fall 2022.

Selected Publications

  • Witkiewitz, K. (2011). Predictors of heavy drinking during and following treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors,25, 426-438.

  • Witkiewitz, K. & Bowen, S. (2010). Depression, craving and substance use following a randomized trial of mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 362-374.

  • Witkiewitz, K., Maisto, S. A., & Donovan, D. (2010). A comparison of methods for estimating change in drinking following alcohol treatment. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research, 34, 2116-2125.

  • Witkiewitz, K., Marlatt, G. A. (Eds.). (2007). Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention. New York: NY, Elsevier Science.

  • Witkiewitz, K. & Marlatt, G. A. (2004). Relapse prevention for alcohol and drug problems: That was Zen, this is Tao. American Psychologist, 59 (4), 224-235.

  • Witkiewitz, K., Vowles, K. E., McCallion, E., Frohe, T., Kirouac, M., & Maisto, S. A. (2015). Pain as a predictor of alcohol treatment outcomes in the COMBINE study and the United Kingdom Alcohol Treatment Trial. Addiction, 110, 1262-1271. doi: 10.1111/add/12964

  • Witkiewitz, K., Falk, D. E., Kranzler, H. R., Litten, R. Z., Hallgren, K. A., O’Malley, S. S., & Anton, R. F. (2014). Methods to analyze treatment effects in the presence of missing data for a continuous heavy drinking outcome measure when participants drop out from treatment in alcohol clinical trials. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38,2826-2834.

  • Witkiewitz, K., Bowen, S., Hsu, S., & Douglas, H. (2013). Mindfulness-based relapse prevention for substance craving. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 1563-1571.

  • Witkiewitz, K., Donovan, D.M., & Hartzler, B. (2012). Drink refusal training as part of a combined behavioral intervention: Effectiveness and mechanisms of change. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, 80, 440-449.

Courses Taught

  • PSY 650: Advanced Latent Variable Modeling

  • PSY 535: Personality Functions

  • PSY 499: Undergraduate Problems

  • PSY 430: Alcoholism

  • 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