Maureen Nichols, BA

Maureen Nichols, BA

Co-director, SSWATTC

Maureen Nichols is co-director of the South Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, located at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas Austin. She oversees implementation of the center’s strategies to accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence‐based addiction treatment and recovery-oriented practices and improve the knowledge and skills of the behavioral health workforce. The South Southwest ATTC is funded by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and serves Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas).

Professional Interests

Systems change and quality improvement, technology transfer,  mental health and substance-use recovery.



  • BA, Grinnell College



Lake Austin Centre (LAC)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
3001 Lake Austin Boulevard 1.204
STOP R5000
Austin, Texas 78703