Traci Rieckmann, Ph.D.

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Traci Rieckmann, Ph.D.

Traci Rieckmann, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, and an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and she holds a M.S. in Health Promotion as well. As a clinician, clinical and policy researcher, organizational change consultant and educator, Dr. Rieckmann’s work impacts multiple service delivery settings.  Trained in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, her specific research interests include acceleration of implementation of new practices including collaborative care models, technology-based interventions and medications to treat behavioral health and substance use disorders, organization and systems transformation, and quality improvement.  Dr. Rieckmann’s current research projects are focused on clinical trials for patients with addictions, disparities in care for American Indian/Alaska Native clients, and assessment of counselor and organizational attributes that drive uptake of evidence-based practices in substance abuse treatment, particularly medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol dependence. Dr. Rieckmann is currently the Principal Investigator of the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, a behavioral health workforce capacity SAMHSA-funded entity. She is also co-investigator on two NIH-funded studies; one examining the impact of the implementation of Coordinated Care Organizations in Oregon on treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders, and a second NIH-funded study on the use of Buprenorphine to improve HIV care engagement and outcomes in Vietnam. Dr. Rieckmann has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and presents on a regular basis at national and local conferences, and has provided legislative testimony regarding substance abuse policy in the state of Oregon. She is active in her local community and enjoys running, cycling and outdoor activities with her family and friends.

Education and Training

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, M.Ed., Counseling Psychology

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, M.S., Health Promotion and Education

  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, B.S., Technical Journalism


  • Implementation Science

  • Mixed-Methods and Services Research across Health Care Settings

  • Evidence-Based Practice for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

  • Collaborative Care for Comorbid Conditions

  • Systems Transformation and Quality

  • Health Disparities in Underserved Populations

Contact Info

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
11075 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(503) 494-6739

Selected Publications

Selected Publications (from a list of 50+)

  • Rieckmann, T., Abraham, A., Kovas, A., McFarland, B.H., & Roman, P. (2014).  Impact of Research Network Participation on the Adoption of Buprenorphine for Substance Abuse Treatment.  Addictive Behaviors, 39(5): 889-896.
  • Chang, A.M., Cohen, D., McCarty, D., Rieckmann, T., & McConnell, K.J. (2014). Oregon’s Medicaid transformation – Early observations on variations in organizational structure and strategy [Electronic version]. The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration ACA Scholar-Practitioner Network. Retrieved June 9, 2014, from
  • Abraham, A.J., Knudsen, H.K., Rieckmann, T., & Roman, P.M. (2013). Disparities in access to physicians and medications for the treatment of substance use disorders between publicly and privately funded treatment programs in the United States. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74(2), 258-265. PubMed Central ID 3568164.
  • Croff, R., Rieckmann, T., & Spence, J.D. (2013). Provider and State Perspectives on Implementing Cultural-Based Models of Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Patients with Substance Use Disorders. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 1-15. PubMed ID 23430286.
  • Rieckmann, T., McCarty, D., Kovas, A., Spicer, P., Bray, J., Gilbert, S., Mercer, J. (2012). American Indians with substance use disorders: Treatment needs and comorbid conditions. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38 (5), 498-504. PMCID: PMC3622709
  • Schmidt, L., Rieckmann, T., Abraham, A., Molfenter, T., Capoccia, V., Roman, P., Gustafson, D. & McCarty, D. (2012). Advancing Recovery: Implementing evidence-based addiction treatment at the systems level. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73(3), 413 – 422. PubMed Central ID 3594882.
  • Rieckmann, T., Fussell, H., Doyle, K., Ford, J., & Riley, K. (2011). Adolescent substance abuse Treatment: Organizational change and quality of care. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 31(2), 80-93.  NIHMS ID 461694.
  • Rieckmann, T., Kovas, A., McFarland, B., Abraham, A. (2011). Counselor Attitudes toward the Use of Buprenorphine in Substance Abuse Treatment: A Multi-level Modeling Approach. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 41(4), 374-385. PMCID: PMC3486698.
  • Rieckmann, T., Farentinos, C., Tillotson, C.J., Kocarnik, J., & McCarty, D. (2011). The Substance abuse counseling workforce: Education, preparation, and certification. Substance Abuse, 32(4), 180-190. PubMed Central ID 3486694.
  • Rieckmann, T., Bergmann, L. & Rasplica, C. (2011). Legislating clinical practice: Counselor responses to an evidence-based practice mandate. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 43(S1), 1-13. PubMed ID 22185037. PubMed Central ID 3721513.
  • Rieckmann, T., Kovas, A.E., McFarland, B.H. & Abraham, A.J. (2011). A multi-level analysis of counselor attitudes toward the use of buprenorphine in substance abuse treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 41(4), 374-385. PMC3486698.
  • Lundgren, L.M. & Rieckmann, T. (2011). Research on implementing evidence-based practices in community-based addiction treatment programs: Policy and program implications. Evaluation and Program Planning, 34(4), 353-355.
  • Boyd, C.J., Anderson, K.G., & Rieckmann, T. (2011). ABC’s of controlled medications: What patients need to know about their prescription pain medicine. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 22(4), 168-170.
  • Rieckmann, T., Fuller, B.E., Saedi, G.A., & McCarty, D. (2010). Adoption of practice guidelines and assessment tools in substance abuse treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 5(4). PMC2859359.
  • Rieckmann, T., Kovas, A.E., Fussell, H.E., & Stettler, N.M. (2009). Implementation of Evidence-based Practices for Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Disorders: The Role of the State Authority. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 36(4), 407-419. PMC3666827.

Last updated - 03/02/2016

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