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Kristen L. Barry, Ph.D. (Emerita)

Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Research Investigator, The Center for Clinical Management Research, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation, Department of Veterans Affairs

Kristen L. Barry, Ph.D. is a Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry, and was the Associate Director of Department of Veterans Affairs National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC) from 1996-2008. She has a number of active and pending NIH university-based grants and VA grants.

Dr. Barry’s primary research foci include: substance use screening and brief interventions in emergency and primary care medical care settings; substance use problems in older adults; and treatment efficacy for adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She was the Chair of the SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) # 34, “Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse”. Dr. Barry has extensive experience developing curriculum for substance abuse research and training projects. She has developed curriculum for the NIAAA targeting training of medical personnel and social workers.

Contact Information:

barry@med.umich.edu

Publications:

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Research Interests:

  • Substance use screening and brief interventions in emergency and primary care medical care settings.
  • Substance use problems in older adults.
  • Treatment efficacy for adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Education:

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S.

University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, B.S.