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Eric Hawkins, PhD
Title: Associate Director, Seattle Center of Excellence in Substance Addiction Treatment and Education
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Location: Seattle
University of Washington webpage
See Dr. Hawkin's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials
My research is focused on the prevention and treatment of substance use conditions. Currently, my research interests are focused on the implementation and evaluation of medication treatment for opioid and alcohol use disorder in general healthcare settings.
I choose to do this work and enjoy it because I value my work with Veterans and honor their sacrifices and service to the country.
I hope my work will improve Veterans’ access to and the quality of substance use services in the VA.

The following images visualize Dr. Hawkins' work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Hawkins' publication titles indicate his primary work is care of Veterans
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Hawkins' collaborations are primarily from the University of Washington
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Hawkins' publications and grants. The categories are based on 83 publications and 3 grants.
Publications Grants
Clinical Research Health Services
Substance Abuse Behavioral and Social Science
Brain Disorders Clinical Research
Health Services Mental Health
Alcoholism, Alcohol Use and Health Brain Disorders
Prevention Substance Abuse
Mental Health Aging
Behavioral and Social Science Prescription Drug Abuse
Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities Alcoholism, Alcohol Use and Health
Drug Abuse (NIDA Only) Comparative Effectiveness Research

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Recent Publications




Frost MC, Richards JE, Blosnich JR, Hawkins EJ, Tsui JI, Edelman EJ, Williams EC. Association between clinically recognized suicidality and subsequent initiation or continuation of medications for opioid use disorder. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Jun 3;237:109521. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109521. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35716644
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Radmall AO, Calder S, Codell N, Kelley AT, Hawkins E, Jones AL, Hagedorn HJ, Reynolds MA, Gordon AJ. Roles and Perceptions of Nurses During Implementation of a Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder National Initiative. J Addict Nurs. 2022 Apr-Jun 01;33(2):70-79. doi: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000000455. PMID: 35640210
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Beckman KL, Williams EC, Hebert P, Hawkins EJ, Littman AJ, Lehavot K. The impact of military sexual trauma and gender on receipt of evidence-based medication treatment among veterans with opioid use disorder. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 Mar 18:108775. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2022.108775. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35317959
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Steel TL, Malte CA, Bradley KA, Hawkins EJ. Benzodiazepine Treatment and Hospital Course of Medical Inpatients With Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in the Veterans Health Administration. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2022 Feb 15;6(2):126-136. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2021.11.010. PMCID: PMC8855212.
PMID: 35224452.
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Gordon AJ, Kenny M, Dungan M, Gustavson AM, Taylor Kelley A, Jones AL, Hawkins E, Frank JW, Danner A, Liberto J, Hagedorn H. Are x-waiver trainings enough? Facilitators and barriers to buprenorphine prescribing after x-waiver trainings. Am J Addict. 2022 Feb 3. doi: 10.1111/ajad.13260. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35118756
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Bagge CL, Littlefield AK, Wiegand TJ, Hawkins E, Trim RS, Schumacher JA, Simons K, Conner KR. A controlled examination of acute warning signs for suicide attempts among hospitalized patients. Psychol Med. 2022 Jan 25:1-9. doi: 10.1017/S0033291721004712. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35074021
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Hagan S, Achtmeyer CE, Hood C, Hawkins EJ, Williams EC. Opioid use disorder from poppy seed tea successfully treated with buprenorphine in primary care: a case report. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021 Dec 3;16(1):71. doi: 10.1186/s13722-021-00280-4. PMCID: PMC8641214.
PMID: 34861895

Hawkins EJ, Malte CA, Gordon AJ, Williams EC, Hagedorn HJ, Drexler K, Blanchard BE, Burden JL, Knoeppel J, Danner AN, Lott A, Liberto JG, Saxon AJ. Accessibility to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder After Interventions to Improve Prescribing Among Nonaddiction Clinics in the US Veterans Health Care System. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Dec 1;4(12):e2137238. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.37238.
PMID: 34870679

Beckman KL, Williams EC, Hebert PL, Frost MC, Rubinsky AD, Hawkins EJ, Littman AJ, Lehavot K. Associations Among Military Sexual Trauma, Opioid Use Disorder, and Gender. Am J Prev Med. 2021 Nov 3:S0749-3797(21)00505-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.08.020. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34742619.

Hawkins EJ, Danner AN, Malte CA, Blanchard BE, Williams EC, Hagedorn HJ, Gordon AJ, Drexler K, Burden JL, Knoeppel J, Lott A, Sayre GG, Midboe AM, Saxon AJ. Clinical leaders and providers' perspectives on delivering medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder in Veteran Affairs' facilities. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021 Sep 6;16(1):55. doi: 10.1186/s13722-021-00263-5. PMCID: PMC8419813.
PMID: 34488892.

Malte CA, Dulin PL, Baer JS, Fortney JC, Danner AN, Lott AMK, Hawkins EJ. Usability and Acceptability of a Mobile App for the Self-Management of Alcohol Misuse Among Veterans (Step Away): Pilot Cohort Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2021 Apr 8;9(4):e25927. doi: 10.2196/25927.
PMID: 33830064.

Hawkins EJ, Lott AM, Danner AN, Malte CA, Hagedorn HJ, Berger D, Donovan LM, Sayre GG, Mariano AJ, Saxon AJ. Primary Care and Mental Health Prescribers, Key Clinical Leaders, and Clinical Pharmacist Specialists' Perspectives on Opioids and Benzodiazepines. Pain Med. 2021 Mar 1:pnaa435. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa435. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33661287



Steel TL, Malte CA, Bradley KA, Hawkins EJ. Use of Electronic Health Record Data to Estimate the Probability of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in a National Cohort of Hospitalized Veterans. J Addict Med. 2020 Dec 14. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000782. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33323689

Edmonds AT, Bensley KM, Hawkins EJ, Williams EC. Geographic differences in receipt of addictions treatment in a national sample of patients with alcohol use disorders from the U.S. Veterans Health Administration. Subst Abus. 2020 Aug 21:1-10. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2020.1803176. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 32821028

Koffel E, DeRonne B, Hawkins EJ. Co-prescribing of Opioids with Benzodiazepines and Other Hypnotics for Chronic Pain and Insomnia: Trends and Health Outcomes. Pain Med. 2020 Oct 1;21(10):2055-2059. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa054.
PMID: 32186734

Carter SP, Malte CA, Rojas SM, Hawkins EJ, Reger MA. Examination of potential disparities in suicide risk identification and follow-up care within the Veterans Health Administration. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2020 Dec;50(6):1127-1139. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12673. Epub 2020 Jul 28. PMCID: PMC7746590.
PMID: 33196113

Gordon AJ, Drexler K, Hawkins EJ, Burden J, Codell NK, Mhatre-Owens A, Dungan MT, Hagedorn H. Stepped Care for Opioid Use Disorder Train the Trainer (SCOUTT) initiative: Expanding access to medication treatment for opioid use disorder within Veterans Health Administration facilities. Subst Abus. 2020;41(3):275-282. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2020.1787299.
PMID: 32697170

Steel TL, Malte CA, Bradley KA, Lokhandwala S, Hough CL, Hawkins EJ. Prevalence and Variation of Clinically Recognized Inpatient Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in the Veterans Health Administration. J Addict Med. 2020 Jul/Aug;14(4):300-304. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000576. PMCID: PMC7148193.
PMID: 31609866



Rebekah M. Barton, Carol A. Malte & Eric J. Hawkins (2020) Smoking cessation group attendance in a substance use disorder clinic: a look at contingency management and other factors to maximize engagement, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 20:1, 19-30, DOI: 10.1080/1533256X.2020.1702339

Williams EC, Bobb JF, Lee AK, Ludman EJ, Richards JE, Hawkins EJ, Merrill JO, Saxon AJ, Lapham GT, Matson TE, Chavez LJ, Caldeiro R, Greenberg DM, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Effect of a Care Management Intervention on 12-Month Drinking Outcomes Among Patients With and Without DSM-IV Alcohol Dependence at Baseline. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Dec 10. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05261-7. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 31432438

Donovan LM, Malte CA, Spece LJ, Griffith MF, Feemster LC, Zeliadt SB, Au DH, Hawkins EJ. Center Predictors of Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Sep;16(9):1151-1157. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201901-048OC. PMC6812159
PMID: 31113231

Rubinsky AD, Chavez LJ, Berger D, Lapham GT, Hawkins EJ, Williams EC, Bradley KA. Utility of routine alcohol screening for monitoring changes in alcohol consumption. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Aug 1;201:155-160. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.03.010. Epub 2019 May 8. PMC7001877
PMID: 31229703

Hawkins EJ, Goldberg SB, Malte CA, Saxon AJ. New Coprescription of Opioids and Benzodiazepines and Mortality Among Veterans Affairs Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 2019 Jul 9;80(4):18m12689. doi: 10.4088/JCP.18m12689.
PMID: 31294933

Donovan LM, Malte CA, Spece LJ, Griffith MF, Feemster LC, Engelberg RA, Au DH, Hawkins EJ. Risks of Benzodiazepines in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Jan;16(1):82-90. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201802-145OC. PMC6344455
PMID: 30309243

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Grants & Funding


Evaluating the Implementation of the VA Stepped Care for Opioid Use Disorder Train-the-Trainer (SCOUTT) Program

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