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Beatriz (Bia) H. Carlini, PhD, MPH
Senior Research Scientist, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute
Affiliate Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Washington [link]

1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 120
University of Washington, Box 354805
Seattle, WA 98105-4631

tel: 206-616-5880 | fax: 206-543-5473
ORCID: 0000-0001-8312-4137
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Dr. Beatriz (Bia) Carlini (PhD, MPH) is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Washington's Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) and Affiliate Associate Professor at the School of Public Health. Her research career has been dedicated to understanding the public health impact of legal psychoactive substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and inhalants and more recently, marijuana. Dr. Carlini has been in the forefront of marijuana legalization research in WA State and been actively participating in state level discussions about the new WA drug policy landscape. In 2016 she was appointed to coordinate the ADAI’s marijuana research activity, collaborate with other marijuana researchers at the UW, and liaison with policy makers in Washington State and researchers at other universities.

Dr. Carlini has developed in-person and online training programs for health care providers about smoking cessation, medicinal cannabis, and other topics.

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  • BA, Social Sciences, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • PhD, Social Psychology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, São Paulo, Brazil, 1992
  • MPH, University of Washington, 2005

Selected Activities:

  • Vice-President (1991-1993 and 1997- 1999), Brazilian Association on the Studies of Alcohol and Other Drugs (ABEAD)
  • Consultant, Towards Best Practice Brazil/USA, Mentor Foundation International
  • Peer reviewer of scientific journals: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors; American Journal of Preventive Medicine; Nicotine & Tobacco Research; Cadernos de Pesquisa (São Paulo, Brazil); Revista da ABP-APAL (São Paulo, Brazil); Cadernos de Saúde Pública (São Paulo, Brazil); Revista de Saúde Pública (São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Keynote speaker: “Online interventions.” Third Congress of Multidisciplinary Association for Drug Studies (ABRAMD), Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, November 1, 2011. DVD [in Portuguese] available under request.

Updated: June 2017