Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Therese M. Grant PhD


Director, UW Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
Professor, UW Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Associate Director, UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute


PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington
MEd, University of Oregon
BA, Cum Laude, Western Washington University

Research Interests

  • Teratogenic effects of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure
  • Prevention of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders across the lifespan
  • Intervention for pregnant and parenting women with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders


  • Ann Streissguth, PhD, Endowed Professorship in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, University of Washington
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
  • Principal Investigator, Washington State Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP), 1991-2020
  • Expert Advisory Committee, International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Expert Panel Member, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence
  • Expert Panel, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (Washington, DC)
  • Vice Chair, King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board
  • Advisory Board, King County Superior Court, Family Treatment Court
  • Scientific Advisory Board, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation Ina Maka Program


Research & Other Projects