Kathlene Tracy

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Kathlene Tracy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Departments of Psychiatry (VA) and VAMC

Contact Info

423 East 23rd Street
Floor 12 North Room 12122D
Veterans Administration
New York, NY 10010

212-686-7500 ext.3167

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1999 — The New School for Social Research, Graduate Education
1999-2000 — Yale University School of Medicine, PostDoctoral Training

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Research Interests

Since her early education, Dr. Tracy has been devoted to helping individuals recover from severe substance/psychiatric illnesses that have often been coupled by traumatic life events and homelessness. Throughout her career, she has worked in private, state, and federal positions within inpatient, outpatient, and community settings while holding both clinical and research positions simultaneously. This has not only provided a deep understanding of the course of chronic psychiatric/substance conditions, but also an appreciation for treatment systems and their impact allowing for an unique advantage in developing treatments that not only result in good outcomes, but that also are easily integrated within treatment settings and have high patient acceptance. Dr. Tracy has been appointed to several national committees to develop psychosocial treatments, peer mentorship approaches, standardized measures, and training programs to be implemented nationally within National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Veterans Administration (VA) funded projects. In addition, she has been appointed to local committees to safeguard the protection of subjects in research trials, ensure quality research methodology, and promote psychosocial rehabilitation services. Through her Community Research and Recovery Program (CRRP) that is based on the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), she conducts studies and programs that focus on reducing patients' psychiatric and substance abuse symptoms by making changes in their daily environment to promote healthier lifestyles. Substance use and symptoms are seen as being maintained by the reinforcing properties of their subjective effects, social rewards, physical sensations, and dependence inducing qualities and are reduced if other competing reinforces are maximized such as satisfying work, increased valued community roles, improved social relationships, and improved socioeconomic status. Dr. Tracy has received funding, both current and past, for behavioral therapies development from multiple sources including the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) as well as has received funding from other federal and state agencies for behavioral treatment research. The long-term goal of her research is to promote the development of innovative approaches that challenge belief systems about limits on patients' capabilities to improve treatments, reduce associated stigma, and consequently provide environments where persons are more likely to adhere to treatments that match their particular goals in life.

Research Keywords

substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, recovery oriented behavioral treatments

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus services offered by substance abuse treatment programs in the United States
Bini, Edmund J; Kritz, Steven; Brown, Lawrence S Jr; Robinson, Jim; Calsyn, Donald; Alderson, Don; Tracy, Kathlene; McAuliffe, Patrick; Smith, Cheryl; Rotrosen, John
2012 Jun;42(4):438-445, Journal of substance abuse treatment
— id: 166497, year: 2012, vol: 42, page: 438, stat: Journal Article,

Mentorship for Alcohol Problems (MAP): A Peer to Peer Modular Intervention for Outpatients
Tracy, Kathlene; Burton, Mark; Miescher, Annatina; Galanter, Marc; Babuscio, Theresa; Frankforter, Tami; Nich, Charla; Rounsaville, Bruce
2012 Jan;47(1):42-47, Alcohol & alcoholism
— id: 148766, year: 2012, vol: 47, page: 42, stat: Journal Article,

Utilizing peer mentorship to engage high recidivism substance-abusing patients in treatment
Tracy, Kathlene; Burton, Mark; Nich, Charla; Rounsaville, Bruce
2011 Nov;37(6):525-531, American journal of drug & alcohol abuse
— id: 138709, year: 2011, vol: 37, page: 525, stat: Journal Article,

Six key areas when working with addicts
Tracy, Kathleen
Clinical addiction psychiatry New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010,
— id: 5739, year: 2010, vol: , page: ?, stat: Chapter,

Substance abuse treatment clinician opinions and infectious disease service delivery
Tracy, Kathlene; Brown, Lawrence S; Kritz, Steven; Alderson, Donald; Robinson, Jim; Bini, Edmund J; Levy, Michael; Calsyn, Donald; Rieckmann, Traci; Fuller, Bret; McAuliffe, Pat; Rotrosen, John
2009 ;28(1):8-12, Journal of addictive diseases
— id: 95039, year: 2009, vol: 28, page: 8, stat: Journal Article,

Addressing patients' spirituality in medical treatment
Galanter, Marc; Glickman, Linda; Dermatis, Helen; McMahon, Caitlin; Tracy, Kathlene
2008 ;15(9):82-90, Primary psychiatry
— id: 100660, year: 2008, vol: 15, page: 82, stat: Journal Article,

Training and fidelity monitoring of behavioral interventions in multi-site addictions research
Baer, John S; Ball, Samuel A; Campbell, Barbara K; Miele, Gloria M; Schoener, Eugene P; Tracy, Kathlene
2007 Mar 16;87(2-3):107-118, Drug & alcohol dependence
— id: 95040, year: 2007, vol: 87, page: 107, stat: Journal Article,

Contingency Management to reduce substance use in individuals who are homeless with co-occurring psychiatric disorders
Tracy, Kathlene; Babuscio, Theresa; Nich, Charla; Kiluk, Brian; Carroll, Kathleen M; Petry, Nancy M; Rounsaville, Bruce J
2007 ;33(2):253-258, American journal of drug & alcohol abuse
— id: 72875, year: 2007, vol: 33, page: 253, stat: Journal Article,

Moving beyond illness to recovery: the recovery is for everyone Grants Program (RIFE)
Tracy, Kathlene; Weingarten, Richard; Mattison, Edward; Piselli, Alessandro; Rounsaville, Bruce
2004 Fall;28(2):129-135, Psychiatric rehabilitation journal
— id: 49002, year: 2004, vol: 28, page: 129, stat: Journal Article,

Vitamin E treatment for tardive dyskinesia. Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study #394 Study Group
Adler, L A; Rotrosen, J; Edson, R; Lavori, P; Lohr, J; Hitzemann, R; Raisch, D; Caligiuri, M; Tracy, K
1999 Sep;56(9):836-841, Archives of general psychiatry
— id: 132303, year: 1999, vol: 56, page: 836, stat: Journal Article,

Vitamin E in the treatment of
Adler, LA; Edson, R; Rotrosen, J; Lavori, P; Tracy, K; Lohr, J; Hitzemann, R; Caligiuri, M; Raisch, D
1999 APR 15 ;45(8S):108S-108S, Biological psychiatry
— id: 54035, year: 1999, vol: 45, page: 108S, stat: Journal Article,

Reliability of an instrumental assessment of tardive dyskinesia: results from VA Cooperative Study #394
Caligiuri MP; Lohr JB; Rotrosen J; Adler L; Lavori P; Edson R; Tracy K
1997 Jul;132(1):61-66, Psychopharmacology
— id: 23579, year: 1997, vol: 132, page: 61, stat: Journal Article,

Interrater reliability issues in multicenter trials, Part II: Statistical procedures used in Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study #394
Edson R; Lavori P; Tracy K; Adler LA; Rotrosen J
1997 ;33(1):59-67, Psychopharmacology bulletin
— id: 23580, year: 1997, vol: 33, page: 59, stat: Journal Article,

Interrater reliability issues in multicenter trials, Part I: Theoretical concepts and operational procedures used in Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study #394
Tracy K; Adler LA; Rotrosen J; Edson R; Lavori P
1997 ;33(1):53-57, Psychopharmacology bulletin
— id: 12411, year: 1997, vol: 33, page: 53, stat: Journal Article,

Interrater reliability issues in multicenter trials .2. Statistical procedures used in VA Cooperative Study #394
Edson, R; Lavori, P; Tracy, K; Adler, LA; Rotrosen, J
1996 NOV ;32(3):436-436, Psychopharmacology bulletin
— id: 52729, year: 1996, vol: 32, page: 436, stat: Journal Article,

Interrater reliability issues in multicenter trials .1. Theoretical concepts and operational procedures in VA Cooperative Study #394
Tracy, K; Adler, LA; Rotrosen, J; Edson, R; Lavori, P
1996 NOV ;32(3):526-526, Psychopharmacology bulletin
— id: 52731, year: 1996, vol: 32, page: 526, stat: Journal Article,