Susan E. Collins, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been has been involved in substance use research, assessment and treatment for over two decades. Dr. Collins serves as director of the Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. She works with a multidisciplinary research and clinical team, community-based agencies, traditional Native healers and substance-using community members to develop and evaluate interventions that aim to reduce substance-related harm and improve quality of life for affected individuals and their communities. She is also a provider and member of the Evidence-based Practice Committee in the Mental Health and Addiction Services Center at Harborview.
Dr. Collins’ vision is to work with communities to create a toolbox of harm reduction interventions that empower individuals to reduce their substance-related harm and improve their quality of life.