Dr. Orlando Wright is a behavioral scientist with a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science from Capella University. 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. Previously, he facilitated large-scale systems work with six hospitals in Montgomery County, MD, to increase capacity for persons with severe mental illness.
Most recently, Dr. Wright is 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 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