Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project Info

  • Name: The Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center
  • Faculty Advisor: Mary Larimer
  • Department(s): Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
  • Area(s): Adult Clinical

Contact Info

  • Contact Person: Seema Clifasefi
  • Email: harrtlab@uw.edu
  • Phone: (855) 320-1004


The HaRRT Center works alongside people who use substances and other community members to develop evidence-based interventions that help to reduce substance-related harm, improve quality of life (QOL), and promote social justice and racial equity.

Students will work on two primary projects:
- The Life Enhancing Alcohol-management Program (LEAP) which is a 10-site RCT to assess LEAP’s impact on substance use, health, QOL, cost, and service utilization for residents living in Housing First settings.
- The Staying in Touch and Engaged (STEP) Project aims to support HF residents remotely during COVID.

499 responsibilities: Help analyze qualitative interviews, code and enter data, listen to assessment transcripts for quality control, create social media posts and infographics that reflect/help translate the research findings, . Attend weekly seminars.

To learn more about our projects visit our website: https://depts.washington.edu/harrtlab/

Minimum Requirements

Junior or Senior status
Minimum 3 quarter commitment
9 hrs/week (3 credits)
Monday/Friday availability

Competitive candidates are attentive to detail, highly motivated, can multitask, take direction from more than one person, and are effective communicators with diverse groups of people.

We value diversity and are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse identities, traditions, heritages, and experiences.