WHO WE ARE
PRISM (Promoting Research Initiatives in Substance Use and Mental Health) Collaborative, is a part of the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and was established to address disparities in substance use disorder and mental health treatment and outcomes by working with communities to develop, test, implement, and disseminate community-driven interventions to improve the lives of individuals living with substance use disorders and mental illness.
Our research team consists of individuals from diverse backgrounds and research disciplines, including psychology, social work, prevention science, and neuroscience. Our research is rooted in community partnerships. Through these partners, our research includes projects focused on novel approaches for the treatment of alcohol use disorder and co-occurring disorders, treatment and prevention of opioid use in rural communities, culturally appropriate treatments for substance use disorders among American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and innovative approaches for the treatment of first-episode psychosis.