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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Drug helplines and adult marijuana users: an assessment in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska.
Subst Abuse 2017, in press

Medicinal Cannabis and Chronic Pain
online training with CME.

Marijuana Training for Help Line Staff

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 Washington State and been actively participating in state level discussions about Washington's new 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; for Help Line workers who answer questions about marijuana, and other topics and audiences.

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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:

  • Member: King County Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program Planning Subcommittee, 2017
  • Faculty: Medical Marijuana Consultant training certificate in WA at the Seattle Central College's Cannabis Institute.
  • Keynote speaker: “Marijuana Legalization in Washington State” at 5th International Marijuana Symposium, Sao Paulo Brazil. May 22nd 2017.

Updated: August 2017

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