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 who holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science from Capella University. Dr. Wright is the Director of Partnerships and Innovation at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) where he oversees national partnerships with commercial and Medicaid payers, states, and other public entities.

20 + years of experience in management, clinical service delivery, complex behavioral health systems, & dynamic partnership development. He is the principal of Halcyon Clinical: an institute for clinical research, treatment, and training.

Publications & Presentations

Wright, O. (2023). Inspired: Creative writing for effective self-reflection during the therapeutic process. Cornwall District Publishing.

Wright, O. (March, 2023). Fostering Empathy in the Workplace. Quality Improvement Network: Centers For Medicaid & Medicare. Washington, D.C.

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

Wright, O. (May, 2022). Opioid Use Disorder & Related Behaviors: Supporting Patients & Families. Quality Improvement Network: Centers For Medicaid & Medicare.

Wright, O. (August, 2021). Protecting your intellectual property. Presenter at National Association of Black Social Workers. Maryland

Wright, O. (July, 2019). Severe Mental Ill: HSCRC Regional Partnership Transformation. Silver Spring, MD

Wright, O. (March, 2019). Healing Spaces in Mental Health. Panel discussion at Women in Healthcare, DC Chapter, Washington, D.C.

Wright, O. (June, 2018). Hospitals: What We’re Looking For. Presenter at Community Behavioral Health of Maryland annual conference, Baltimore, M.D.

Wright, O. (November, 2018). 6 Hospitals. Four Systems. One Community. Presenter at Regional Partnership Collaborative, Annapolis, M.D.

O.Wright. (2018). Parenting Status Offending Youth: Parents Perceptions of Diversionary Services in the Juvenile Justice System. Ann Arbor, MI: Proquest Publishing.

Evans-Phillips, J. & Wright, O. (2018). Soaring into Greatness. CreateSpace.