Caleb J. Banta-Green

Adjunct Research Professor, Epidemiology
Research Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Research Professor, Health Systems and Population Health



PhD Health Services Research, University of Washington, 2008
MPH Public Health, University of Washington, 1997
MSW Social Work, University of Washington, 1996
BA Biology, University of California (Santa Cruz), 1993





Dr. Banta-Green is the director of the UW Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology and Research (CEDEER) and a Research Professor at the UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute. His main areas of epidemiological and health services research are substance use disorders involving opioids and stimulants and interventions to support recovery and reduce substance-related harms. He is particularly interested in developing interventions that are accessible to all people, including those who are most marginalized, such as those who are unhoused, utilizing harm reduction services, or in the criminal legal system. He provides technical assistance and evaluation services for public health and safety interventions.

Research Interests

Drug overdose/poisoning; Drug and substance use epidemiology

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Federal Policy Is Only a Part of the Solution.
(2024 Jul)
Am J Public Health 114(7): 693-695
Heidari O, Banta-Green CJ

Acceptability and anticipated effectiveness of a safe supply of opioids, among people who inject opioids in King County, WA.
(2024 May)
Int J Drug Policy 127(): 104389
Palayew A, Banta-Green CJ, Lamont M, Damper D, Moreno C, Goodreau SM, Mooney SJ, Glick SN

Emergency Room Utilization and Methamphetamine Overdose Symptoms Among Syringe Services Program Participants in Washington State.
Subst Use Misuse 59(7): 1012-1019
Frank ND, Banta-Green CJ, Guthrie BL, Kingston S, Tinsley J, Whiteside L, Glick SN

Trends and correlates of naloxone possession and use among people who inject drugs in Seattle, Washington.
(2023 Dec 5)
Int J Drug Policy
Zinsli KA, Banta-Green CJ, Whiteside LK, Hood J, Kingston S, Tinsley J, Moreno C, Glick SN

Racial disparities in use of syringe service programs in King County, WA: a comparison of two cross-sectional surveys.
(2023 Sep 14)
Harm Reduct J 20(1): 133
Salow K, Jack HE, Tinsley J, Banta-Green CJ, Kingston S, Iles-Shih M, Tsui JI, Glick S

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