Orlando Wright

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Orlando Wright is a behavioral scientist with a Master of Social Work and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science. Dr. Wright is a seasoned public speaker, practitioner, and professor.

Dr. Wright has 20 + years of experience in management, clinical service delivery, complex behavioral health systems, & dynamic partnership development. He is the Program Director of Health and Recovery Practice at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine.

Previously, Dr. Wright was the Director of Partnerships and Innovation at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), overseeing national partnerships with commercial and Medicaid payers, states, and other public entities. He contributed to the ASAM Criteria 4th edition, a set of criteria that organizes the co-occurring and substance use disorder treatment field.


MSW, University of Connecticut

PhD, Capella University


Wright, O. (2018). Parents' Perceptions of Diversionary Services in the Juvenile Justice System.

Wright, O. (2023). Application of The ASAM Criteria Within Utilization Review and Management.


Wright, O. (2023). ASAM Criteria- An Evidence Based Approach to Co-Occurring Treatment. Deparment of Mental Health And Addiction Services/Yale School of Medicine

Wright, O. (2022). Care Measured: Turning patient-reported data into valuable clinical insights..

Wright, O. (2018). Hospitals: What We're Looking For. Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland

Wright, O. (2019). Healing Spaces for Mental Health. Women In Health Care DC Chapter