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Michael Seth Kidorf, Ph.D.

Michael Seth Kidorf, Ph.D.

  • Associate Director, Addiction Treatment Services
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Addiction Psychiatry Services, AddictionPsychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences more

Research Interests

Drug abuse treatment research; Contingency management more


Dr. Michael Kidorf is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is also Associate Director of the Addiction Treatment Services, where he helps clinical staff develop motivational interviewing and other clinical skills. His research focuses on improving treatment engagement and outcome in people with opioid and other substance use disorders. His current interests include the development of strategies for using drug-free family and friends to support recovery efforts and facilitate network change. more


  • Associate Director, Addiction Treatment Services
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1993)

Additional Training

  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1990, Clinical Psychology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Kidorf, M., King, V.L., & Brooner, R.K. (1999). Integrating  psychosocial services with methadone treatment: Behaviorally contingent pharmacotherapy.  In E. C. Strain and M. L. Stitzer (Eds), Treatment of opioid dependence: Methadone and alternative medications. Hopkins Press, 166-195.
  2. Kidorf, M., & Stitzer, M.L. (1999). Contingent access to clinic privileges reduces drug abuse in methadone maintenance patients. In S. Higgins & K. Silverman (Eds.), Motivating behavior change among illicit drug abusers: Contemporary research on contingency management interventions. American Psychological Association, 221-241. 
  3. Kidorf, M., Hollander, J.R., Brooner, R.K., & King, V.L. (1998). Increasng employment of opioid dependent outpatients: An intensive behavioral intervention. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 50, 73-80.
  4. Kidorf, M., Brooner, R.K., King, V.L., & Stoller, K.B. (1998). Predictive validity of cocaine, sedative, and alcohol dependence diagnoses.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66, 168-173.
  5. Kidorf, M., Brooner, R.K., & King, V.L. (199). Motivating methadone patients to include drug-free significant others in treatment: A behavioral intervention. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 14, 23-28.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus
Behavioral Biology Research Center
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0006
Fax: 410-550-2957

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