Lydia Bartholow


Lydia Anne M Bartholow is a doctorally prepared psychiatric nurse practitioner, substance use disorder specialist, and educator located in Portland, Oregon. She is the Associate Medical Director of Outpatient Substance Use Disorders at Central City Concern, a well-known houseless health services center. She provides direct care for dual-diagnosis clients, as well as overseeing the safety and clinical quality of patient care.

Lydia completed both her masters and her doctorate in psychiatric nursing at Oregon Health and Sciences University; her doctoral work focused on the intersection between psychological trauma and substance use disorders. Lydia lectures across the state on topics such as medication assisted treatment, trauma informed care and difficult conversations. She carries a deep commitment to harm reduction, health justice and holistic care. Lydia lives in Portland, Oregon with far too many animals, as well as her children and partner.