Katie Witkiewitz

Distinguished Professor

CASAA Director

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 not be accepting an incoming graduate student in 2024-2025.

Selected Publications

Tucker, J. A. & Witkiewitz, K. (Eds.). (2022). Dynamic Pathways to Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108976213 

Witkiewitz, K., Stein, E. R., Votaw, V. R., Hallgren, K. A., Gibson, B. C., Boness, C. L., Pearson, M. R., & Maisto, S. A. (2023). Constructs derived from the addiction cycle predict alcohol use disorder treatment outcomes and recovery three years following treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors,37(3), 376-389. doi: 10.1037/adb0000871. 

Witkiewitz, K., Pfund, R. A, & Tucker, J. A. (2022). Mechanisms of behavior change in substance use disorders with and without formal treatment.  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 18, 497-525.https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-072720-014802

Witkiewitz, K., Kranzler, H. R., Hallgren, K. A., Hasin, D. S., Aldridge, A. P., Zarkin, G. A., Mann, K. F., O’Malley, S. S., & Anton, R. F. (2021). Stability of drinking reductions and long-term functioning among patients with alcohol use disorder. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 36, 404-412. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11606-020-06331-x

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)

Hanna Hebden (co-mentor Kamilla Venner)

David (Ikela) Moniz-Lewis

Felicia Tuchman

Victoria Votaw