Brian Borsari, PhD

Brian Borsari received his PhD in clinical psychology from Syracuse University in 2003, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University, and joined the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in 2007. Since 2015, Dr. Borsari has been a Health Behavior Coordinator and Psychologist Clinician Researcher at the San Francisco VAMC and is also Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. His research interests there involve the assessment and treatment of addictive behaviors, training VA staff in motivational interviewing and other client-centered communication to facilitate behavior change, the development and implementation of brief motivational interventions addressing a variety of behaviors in a number of different populations, development and evaluation of interventions using mobile technology, and in-session processes of motivational interviewing that are related to behavior change. At the SFVA, Dr. Borsari has established the Research Placement/Scholarly Project program for the clinical psychology interns.  Dr. Borsari has been continuously funded via NIH, DoD, or VA funding since 2003, has published over 150 per-reviewed manuscripts and  is currently also a Field Editor at the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs and is on the editorial board of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.