Health and Risk Behaviors

The mission of the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors is to eradicate the harm caused by engagement in a variety of health risk behaviors, through the development and implementation of novel prevention and treatment approaches. We seek to understand the unique and common factors underlying the development and maintenance of addictive and health risk behaviors, their co-morbidity with other mental health disorders, and the effective elements of prevention and brief treatment as applied to a wide range of presenting problems and special populations. We also seek to understand healthy developmental transitions and ways to increase positive health behaviors.​

The Center supports a two-year, T-32 Psychology Training in Alcohol Research Fellowship funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism that provides training for individuals who wish to pursue a career in alcohol research.

Contact Information
Email Address:
Phone: (206) 543-0080 main
Fax: (206) 616-1705

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine, University of Washington
1100 NE 45th St, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
Campus Mail: Box 354944 
Mary Larimer, PhD
Director, Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
P: 206-543-3513