Marianne Pugatch, PhD, MSW, is a post-doctoral fellow in the NIMH-funded T32 Clifford Attkisson Clinical Services Research Training Program at UCSF, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction’s peer reviewed journal, SAj, Substance Abuse.
Her research focuses on implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention practice and policies for adolescents and young adults and special populations with or at-risk for addiction. For six years at the Department of Veterans Affairs, she was first an inter-professional advanced addiction fellow (VA Boston Healthcare System) and then a health science specialist (VA Boston, CHOIR; Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research).
From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Pugatch was the social work clinical director at the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program at Boston Children's Hospital, where she developed a research-informed group therapy treatment for adolescents and their caregivers. While at Boston Children’s, she served as the director of social work training on two SAMSHA screening brief intervention and referral to treatment training grants. She was also a co-chair for AMERSA’s Social Work Special Interest Group, (2008 to 2018), and served on the Executive Board (2012 to 2014).