Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Beatriz Carlini PhD, MPH

Dr. Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH (Bia) is a Research Scientist at the University of Washington’s Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) and Affiliate Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, Health Services Department.

Her research career has been dedicated to understanding the public health impact of legal psychoactive substances such as alcohol, inhalants, tobacco, and more recently, cannabis. Since 2016, Dr. Carlini leads ADAI Cannabis Research and Education, including coordinating collaboration with other marijuana researchers at the UW, acting as the Program Chair of UW Marijuana Research Symposium and serving as a liaison with policy makers within the state and researchers at other universities.

In 2019 she was named Director of the Tobacco Studies Program in the UW School of Public Health, where she also teaches Tobacco-related Health Disparities and Social Justice.

As a first generation immigrant and a foreign-born American citizen, Dr. Carlini is especially interested in the impact of cannabis and tobacco use on perpetuating health and social disparities. Dr. Carlini has a passion for fostering social inclusion, challenging stereotypes, and fighting stigma. She applies an equity lens to her work as a researcher and educator.


Research Scientist, UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute
Affiliate Associate Professor, UW School of Public Health, Health Services


BA, Social Sciences, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
PhD, Social Psychology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, São Paulo, Brazil
MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA, USA

ORCID: 0000-0001-8312-4137


  • Consulting Editor: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2020-present
  • Faculty: Medical Marijuana Consultant training certificate in Washington at the Seattle Central College’s Cannabis Institute, 2016-present
  • Member: Scientific Committee, French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction, 2019-present



Smokefree Hospitals Initiative

Status: completed