Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Caislin Firth PhD, MPH

Caislin Firth, PhD, MPH is a Research Scientist at the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) at the University of Washington (UW).

Outside of ADAI, Caislin is a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University where she works as a social epidemiologist focused on designing equitable healthy cities and mitigating negative health effects of gentrification. She also holds an adjunct position with the RAND Corporation to examine population health effects of cannabis legalization. With a background working in local government in the Pacific Northwest, Caislin uses an interdisciplinary approach to identify solutions that address poor health outcomes experienced among marginalized populations. Caislin’s research spans criminal justice, cannabis, and healthy city research. Her published research includes articles in American Journal of Public HealthAmerican Journal of Preventive MedicineInternational Journal of Drug Policy, and Health & Place.

Caislin is a Horowitz Foundation Social Policy Fellow and received a PhD in Epidemiology from the UW where her dissertation focused on the impacts of socio-spatial inequities of cannabis legalization on youth.


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