Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Sharon B. Garrett MPH, MA

Sharon Garrett, MA, MPH is a Research Coordinator and Project Director at the University of Washington’s Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI). She has overseen the implementation of multiple protocols within the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network, evaluating psychosocial and pharmacotherapy interventions for addressing substance use disorders. Currently, she is Project Director for CTN-0069 at the Harborview Emergency Department, an implementation project designed to increase the use of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD) in the emergency department, as well as CTN-0080 and CTN-0099, both of which will compare injectable to sublingual buprenorphine in the treatment of OUD. 

Since 2012, she has been an active member of ADAI’s Cannabis Work Group, where she has collaborated on various projects exploring public health issues related the legalization of marijuana in WA State.  She has been a Project Coordinator in the development of three online trainings; a CME course for healthcare providers on the use of cannabis to treat chronic pain, and two cannabis trainings designed for helpline staff and for the public. She has also contributed to projects funded by the WA State I-502 dedicated marijuana to better understand adult cannabis use in the context of legalization, including focus groups with adult cannabis users and staff working in cannabis retail stores. She also represents ADAI as a member of the King County Youth Marijuana Prevention Planning and Education Subcommittee.

Ms. Garrett is an active member of UW’s Internal Review Board – Committee J, where she reviews studies involving human subjects from across the university to ensure ethical treatment of study participants. She also coordinates the ADAI Brown Bag, a series of informal, monthly presentations by ADAI staff and guest speakers.

Titles

Research Coordinator
Project Director

Education

BS, Cognitive Psychology, University of Washington
MA, Education & Community, Antioch University
MPH, Social and Behavioral Science Track, University of Washington

ORCID: 0000-0002-7076-3631

Linked Information

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Research Interests

  • Increase our understanding of factors involved in the acquisition and treatment of substance use disorders
  • Contribute to science that will improve the health of people who live with SUD
  • Research ethics

Activities

  • Member: King County Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program Planning Subcommittee, 2018
  • Committee Member: UW IRB Committees C (2012-2014) & J (2014-present)

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