Kate Malliarakis

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Kate Malliarakis


Associate Professor (Emerita)


Dr. Kate Malliarakis is President of KAM Associates, a healthcare consulting company where she practices as a legal nurse consultant, nurse practitioner, and substance use disorder counselor. She is Associate Professor Emerita at the George Washington University School of Nursing where she was founding faculty for the SON and Chair of the Policy, Populations, & Systems Community. She was the Project Director for the GWU SON Leadership Training Projects with the UnitedHealth Group Center for Clinician Advancement and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Malliarakis' clinical interest is in substance use disorders, with a special expertise in treating health professionals with substance use disorders. She is currently Chair of the District of Columbia Board of Nursing Committee on Impaired Nurses (COIN). Dr. Malliarakis was formerly the Chief, Specific Drugs Branch in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, DC where she served under two Administrations. Dr. Malliarakis is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program. In 2022, Dr. Malliarakis was selected for the AANP State Award for Excellence for the District of Columbia for her work with the COIN Program. In 2014, Dr. Malliarakis was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She is licensed and certified as an adult primary care nurse practitioner (ANP-BC), a certified substance abuse counselor in Virginia and the District of Columbia, and master addictions counselor (MAC).

  • Walden University, Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences (2012)
    • Specialty in Health and Human Behavior                                
  • Lesley University, Master of Science in Management (1986)
    • Specialty in Substance Abuse Systems
  • University of Maryland, Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate (1976)
  • Fitchburg State University, BSN (1969)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (2014)
  • Caron Community Service Award (2011) Medical Professional Award
  • Sigma Theta Tau Phi Epsilon Chapter (2011- ) Founding member 
  • Alpha Eta Honor Society (2007-2011), GW Honor Society (2008-2011)
  • Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Leader Program: Member of the second cohort (1999) of 15 nurses chosen nationally for this three-year Fellowship; past President of RWJF ENF Alumni Association
  • Outstanding Performance Award: Appreciation and recognition for superior performance of official duties for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (1998)
  • Distinguished Service Award: The National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council/Institute of Medicine (1984)
  • Malliarakis, K. (2015). Managing heroin addiction in an outpatient setting: A case study. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 41(12), 10-14.
  • Malliarakis, K. (2014, February). COIN Consult: DUIs—Why do they matter? DC Nurse, 11(1), 12.
  • Malliarakis, K. (2013, September). COIN Consult: When a CBC reveals driving under the influence (DUI). DC Nurse, 10(2), 12.
  • Darbro, N. & Malliarakis, K. (2012). Substance abuse: Risks factors and protective factors. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 3(1) 44-48.
  • Malliarakis, K., Smith, V., & Darbro, N. (2012). Regulatory management of substance use in high-risk nurse populations. Journal of Nursing Regulation 4(2), 32-39.
  • Malliarakis, K. (2012, May). COIN Consult: Workplace risk factors. DC Nurse, 9 (3), 12.
  • Darbro, N., Bainer, J., Dilling, T., Hoehn, K., Liddle, A., Malliarakis, K., et al. (2011). Substance use disorder in nursing: A resource manual and guidelines for alternative and disciplinary monitoring programs. Chicago, IL: National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
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