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  • Acuff, S. F., Soltis, K. E., Dennhardt, A. A., Borsari, B., Martens, M. P., Witkiewitz, K., & Murphy, J. G. (in press). Temporal precedence of self-regulation over depression and alcohol problems: Support for a model of self-regulatory failure. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
  • Avila, J. F., Vonk, J., Verney, S. P., Witkiewitz, K., Arce, M., Schopf, N., Mayeux, R., & Manly, J. J. (in press). Sex/gender differences in cognitive trajectories vary as a function of race/ethnicity. Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
  • Edwards, K.A., Witkiewitz, K., & Vowles, K.E. (In press). Demographic differences in perceived social norms of drug and alcohol use among Hispanic/Latinx and Non-Hispanic White college students. Addictive Behaviors.
  • Ekhtiari, H., Tavakoli, H., Addolorato, G., Baeken, C., Bonci, A., Campanella, S., et al, including Witkiewitz, K., . . ., Hanlon, C. A. (in press). Transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation for addiction medicine: A consensus paper on the present state of the science and the road ahead. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.
  • Falk, D. E., O’Malley, S. S., Witkiewitz, K., Anton, R. F., Litten, R. Z., Slater, M., . . ., Fertig, J. (in press). Reductions in drinking risk level as outcomes in alcohol pharmacotherapy trials. JAMA Psychiatry.
  • Kirouac, M., Kruger, E., S., Wilson, A. D., Hallgren, K. A., & Witkiewitz, K. (in press). Consumption outcomes in clinical trials of alcohol use disorder treatment: Consideration of standard drink misestimation. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
  • Mayer, A.R., Stephenson, D.D., Wertz, C.J., Dodd, A.B., Shaff, N.A., Ling, J.M., Park, G., Oglesbee, S.J., Wasserott, B.C., Meier, T.B., Witkiewitz, K., Campbell, R.A., Yeo, R.A., Phillips, J.P., Quinn, D.K., & Pottenger, A. (in press). Proactive inhibition deficits with normal perfusion after pediatric mild traumatic brain injury. Human Brain Mapping.
  • McCrady, B. S., Witkiewitz, K., Venner, K. L., & Fokas, K. (in press). Education and training in substance use disorders and addictions: The University of New Mexico integrated training model for clinical psychology. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.
  • Roos, C. R., Nich, C., Mun, C. J., Mendonca, J., Babuscio, T. A., Witkiewitz, K., Carroll, K. M., & Kiluk, B. D. (in press). Patterns of cocaine use during treatment: Associations with baseline characteristics and follow-up psychosocial functioning. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
  • Stein, E. R., & Witkiewitz, K. (in press). Trait self-control predicts drinking patterns during treatment for alcohol use disorder and recovery up to three years following treatment. Addictive Behaviors.
  • Yeater, E. A., Leiting, K., & Witkiewitz, K. (under review). Assessing putative risk for sexual victimization among college women: Development of the Sexual Assault Script Scale (SASS). Sex Roles.


  • Bravo, A. J., Witkiewitz, K., Kelley, M. K., & Redman, J. C. (2019). Prevalence of mental health problems and willingness to participate in a mindfulness treatment: An examination among Veterans injured in combat. Mindfulness, 10, 953-963. doi: 10.1007/s12671-018-1047-4.
  • Hsiao, Y., Tofighi, D., Van Horn, M .L., MacKinnon, D. P., & Witkiewitz, K. (2019). The (lack of) replication of self-reported mindfulness as a mechanism of change in mindfulness-based relapse prevention for substance use disorders. Mindfulness, 10, 724-736. doi: 10.1007/s12671-018-1023-z
  • Kelley, M. L., Bravo, A. J., Votaw, V. R., Stein, E., Redman, J. C., & Witkiewitz, K. (2019). Opioid and sedative misuse among veterans wounded in combat. Addictive Behaviors, 92, 168-172.
  • Kirouac, M. & Witkiewitz, K. (2019). Predictive value of non-consumption outcome measures in alcohol use disorder treatment. Addiction, 114, 1086-1092.
  • Knox, J., Wall, M., Witkiewitz, K., Kranzler, H., Falk, D. E., Litten, R., . . ., Hasin, D. (2019). Reduction in non-abstinent World Health Organization (WHO) drinking risk levels and drug use disorders: 3-year follow-up results in the US general population. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 197, 228-235. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.01.009.
  • Knox, J., Wall, M., Witkiewitz, K., Kranzler, H., Falk, D. E., Litten, R., . . ., Hasin, D. (2019). Reduction in non-abstinent WHO drinking risk levels and depression/anxiety disorders: 3-year follow-up results in the US general population. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 197¸228-235. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.01.009
  • Montes, K. S., Witkiewitz, K., Pearson, M. R., & Leventhal, A. (2019). Alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana expectancies as predictors of substance use initiation in adolescence: A longitudinal examination. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 33, 26-34.
  • Murphy, J. G., Dennhardt, A. A., Martens, M. P., Borsari, B., Witkiewitz, K., & Meshesha, L. Z. (2019). A randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of a brief alcohol intervention supplemented with a Substance-Free Activity Session or Relaxation Training. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87, 657-669. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000412
  • Pelham III, W. E., Gonzalez, O., Metcalf, S. A., Whicker, C. L., Scherer, E. A., Witkiewitz, K., Marsch, L. A., Mackinnon, D. P. (2019). Item response theory analysis of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire and its short forms. Mindfulness, 10, 1615–1628.
  • Robinson, C. S. H., Armenta, M., Combs, A., Lamphere, M., Garza, G., Neary, J., . . . Witkiewitz, K. (2019). Modulating affective experience and emotional intelligence with loving kindness meditation and transcranial direct current stimulation: A pilot study. Social Neuroscience, 14, 10-25. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2017.1397054.
  • Roos, C. R., Kirouac, M., Stein, E., Wilson, A., Bowen, S., & Witkiewitz, K. (2019). An open trial of rolling admission mindfulness-based relapse prevention: Feasibility, acceptability, dose-response relations, and mechanisms. Mindfulness, 10, 1062-1073.
  • Roos, C. R., Stein, E., Bowen, S., & Witkiewitz, K. (2019). Individual gender and group gender composition as predictors of differential benefit from mindfulness-based relapse prevention for substance use disorders. Mindfulness, 10, 1560-1567
  • Sliedrecht, W., de Waart, R., Witkiewitz, K., & Roozen, H. G. (2019). Alcohol use disorder relapse factors: A systematic review. Psychiatry Research, 278, 97-115. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2019.05.038
  • Tofighi, D., Hsiao, Y. Y., Kruger, E. S., MacKinnon, D. P., Van Horn, M. L., & Witkiewitz, K. (2019). Sensitivity analysis of the no-omitted confounder assumption in latent growth curve mediation models. Structural Equation Modeling. 26, 1, 94-109. doi: 10.1080/10705511.2018.1506925
  • Votaw, V. R.., McHugh, R. K., & Witkiewitz, K. (2019). Alcohol use disorder and motives for prescription opioid misuse: A latent class analysis. Substance Use and Misuse, 54, 1558-1568. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2019.1594904
  • Votaw, V. R., Witkiewitz, K., Valeri, L., Bogunovic, O., & McHugh, R. K. (2019). Nonmedical prescription sedative use in alcohol and opioid use disorders. Addictive Behaviors, 88, 48-55.
  • Witkiewitz, K., Falk, D. E., Litten, R. Z., Hasin, D. S., Kranzler, H. R., Mann, K. F., O’Malley, S. S., & Anton, R. F. (2019). Maintenance of World Health Organization risk drinking level reductions and post-treatment functioning following a large alcohol use disorder clinical trial. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43, 979-987.
  • Witkiewitz, K., Litten, R. Z., & Leggio, L. (2019). Advances in the science and treatment of alcohol use disorder. Science Advances, 9.
  • Witkiewitz, K., Stein, E. R., Votaw, V. R., Wilson, A. D., Roos, C. R., Gallegos, S. J., Clark, V. P., & Claus, E. D. (2019). Mindfulness-based relapse prevention and transcranial direct current stimulation to reduce heavy drinking: A double-blind sham-controlled randomized trial. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43, 1296-1307. doi: 10.1111/acer.14053.
  • Witkiewitz, K., Wilson, A.D., Pearson, M. R., Montes, K. S., Kirouac, M., Roos, C. R., Hallgren, K. A., & Maisto, S. A. (2019). Profiles of recovery from alcohol use disorder at three years following treatment: Can definitions of recovery be extended to include high functioning heavy drinkers? Addiction, 114, 69-80 .


  • Boruvka, A., Almirall, D., Witkiewitz, K., & Murphy, S. A. (2018). Assessing time-varying causal effect moderation in mobile health. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 113, 1112-1121. 10.1080/01621459.2017.1305274.
  • Bravo, A. J., Pearson, M. R., Wilson, A. D., & Witkiewitz, K. (2018). When traits match states: Examining the associations between self-report trait and state mindfulness following a state mindfulness induction. Mindfulness, 9, 199-211. doi: 10.1007/s12671-017-0763-5
  • Greenfield, B. L., Roos, C. R., Hagler, K. J., Stein, E., Bowen, S. & Witkiewitz, K. (2018). Race/ethnicity and racial/ethnic group composition moderate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based relapse prevention for substance use disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 81, 96-103.
  • Hunter, M. A., Lieberman, G., Coffman, B., Trumbo, M. C., Armenta, M. L., Robinson, C. S. H., . . ., Witkiewitz, K., & Clark, V. P. (2018). Mindfulness-based training with transcranial direct current stimulation modulates neuronal resource allocation in working memory. Heliyon. 4(7), e00685. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00685.
  • Kirouac, M. & Witkiewitz, K. (2018). Revisiting the Drinker Inventory of Consequences: An extensive evaluation of psychometric properties in two alcohol clinical trials. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32, 52-63.
  • Knox, J., Wall, M., Witkiewitz, K., Kranzler, H., Falk, D. E., Litten, R., . . ., Hasin, D. (2018). Reductions in non-abstinent WHO drinking risk levels and change in risk for liver disease and positive AUDIT-C scores: Prospective 3-year follow-up results in the US general population. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42, 2256-2265.
  • Maisto, S. A., Hallgren, K. A., Roos, C. R., & Witkiewitz, K. (2018). Course of remission from and relapse to heavy drinking following outpatient treatment of alcohol use disorder. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 187, 319-326.
  • Mann, K., Roos, C. R., & Witkiewitz, K. (2018). Precision medicine in alcohol dependence: Evidence of efficacy and initial support for comparative effectiveness. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43, 1801-1802 .
  • Mann, K., Roos, C. R., Hoffmann, S., Nakovics, H., Leménager, T., Heinz, A., & Witkiewitz, K. (2018). Precision medicine in alcohol dependence: A controlled trial testing pharmacotherapy response among reward and relief drinking phenotypes. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43, 891-899.
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Smith, S. N., Spring, B. J., Collins, L. M., Witkiewitz, K., Tewari, A., Murphy, S. A. (2018). Just-in-time adaptive interventions in mobile health: Key components and design principles for ongoing health behavior support. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, 446-462.
  • Robinson, C. S. H., Fokas, K., & Witkiewitz, K. (2018). Relationship between empathic processing and drinking behavior in Project MATCH. Addictive Behaviors, 77, 180-186.
  • Stein, E. R., Gibson, B. C., Votaw, V. R., Wilson, A. D., Clark, V. P., & Witkiewitz, K. (2018). Non-invasive brain stimulation in substance use disorders: Implications for dissemination to clinical settings. Current Opinion in Psychology, 30, 6-10.
  • Vowles, K. E., Witkiewitz, K., Pielech, M., Edwards, K. A., McEntee, M. L., Bailey, R. W., Bolling, L. A., & Sullivan, M. D. (2018). Alcohol and opioid use in chronic pain: A cross-sectional examination of differences in functioning based on misuse status. Journal of Pain, 19, 1091-1230.
  • Witkiewitz, K., Kirouac, M., Roos, C. R., Wilson, A. D., Hallgren, K. A., Bravo, A. J., Montes, K. S., & Maisto, S. A. (2018). Abstinence and low risk drinking during treatment: Association with psychosocial functioning, alcohol use, and alcohol problems three years following treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32(6), 639-646. doi: 10.1037/adb0000381.
  • Witkiewitz, K., Kranzler, H. R., Hallgren, K. A., O’Malley, S. S., Falk, D. E., Litten, R. Z., Hasin, D. S., Mann, K. F., & Anton, R. F. (2018). Drinking risk level reductions associated with improvements in physical health and quality of life among individuals with alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42, 2453-2465.
  • Witkiewitz, K., Roos, C. R., Tofighi, D., & Van Horn, M. L. (2018). Broad coping repertoire mediates the effect of the Combined Behavioral Intervention on alcohol outcomes in the COMBINE Study: An application of latent class mediation. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79, 199-207.
  • Witkiewitz, K., Votaw, V., Vowles, K. E., & Kranzler, H. R. (2018). Opioid misuse as a predictor of alcohol treatment outcomes in the COMBINE study: Mediation by medication adherence. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42, 1249-1259.
  • Witkiewitz, K. & Vowles, K. E. (2018). Alcohol and opioid use, co-use, and chronic pain in the context of the opioid epidemic: A critical review. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42 (3), 478-488. doi: 10.1111/acer.13594
  • Yeater, E., Witkiewitz, K., López, G., Ross, R. S., Vitek, K., & Bryan, A. (2018). Latent profile analysis of alcohol consumption and sexual attitudes among college women: Associations with sexual victimization risk. Violence against Women, 24(11), 1279-1298.

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