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Daniel Kivlahan, PhD



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Daniel Kivlahan, PhD

Seattle VA Medical Center
University of Washington


Dr. Kivlahan is National Mental Health Program Director for Addictive Disorders in Mental Health Services. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983. From 1998 to 2012, he was Director of the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) at VA Puget Sound in Seattle where he has been an addiction treatment clinician and investigator since 1985.

He is Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington and from 2004 - 2010 served as Clinical Coordinator of the VA Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative to implement evidence-based practices in treatment of SUD. He co-chaired the work group that in 2009 completed the revision of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for SUD and has been active in development and validation of quality indicators based on guideline recommendations.

Among his 125+ peer reviewed publications are validation studies on the AUDIT-C to screen for alcohol misuse across care settings, reports on SUD and co-occurring conditions including PTSD, and analyses from several clinical trials including the COMBINE Study for combined pharmacologic and psychosocial treatment of alcohol dependence.

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