UW Psychology Professor G. Alan Marlatt was awarded the 2009 American Psychological Association's award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology, the latest among numerous awards he has received. The APA cited Dr. Marlatt's "exemplary contribution to the field."
Dr. Marlatt has directed the Addictive Behaviors Research Center since 1981. In addition to over 200 journal articles and book chapters, he has published numerous books in the addictions field. To view references to many of Dr. Marlatt's publication, click on http://tinyurl.com/marlatt
Update. Dr. Marlatt passed away on March 14, 2011. Information about his life and career, as well as personal tributes can be read here. Readers are welcome to leave a remembrance in the comments section of that post. He is already greatly missed.