Sara Glick

Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.





Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave
Box 359777
Seattle, WA 98104
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(she/her) Dr. Glick is an infectious disease epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding substance use patterns, co-morbidities, and disease prevention strategies among people who use drugs. She works as an epidemiologist in the HIV/STD Program at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) where she oversees CDC-funded and local surveillance projects. She is the principal investigator for a CDC-led project to establish and support a national monitoring and evaluation system for syringe services programs (SSP). Over the past three years, the Strengthening Harm Reduction Programs (SHaRP) team has: conducted a multi-site survey of >1,500 people who use drugs at six U.S. SSPs, conducted a national survey of SSPs, and provided technical assistance related to monitoring and evaluation at SSPs through CDC’s Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center. The team has also conducted qualitative research to understand the impact of COVID-19 on SSP operations. Dr. Glick is also the site PI for the Seattle-area National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) system, which includes surveys of populations at risk for HIV including men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, heterosexually-active people, women who exchange sex for money or drugs, and transgender women. Data from these surveys has been used to describe the increasing use of methamphetamine, the HCV care continuum, and the use of medications for opioid use disorder among people who inject drugs in Seattle.

Research Areas

Research Interests

  • Substance use
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Harm reduction
  • Public health surveillance

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Assessment of Feasibility of Face Covering in School-Aged Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
(2021 May 3)
JAMA Netw Open 4(5): e2110281
Aaronson B, Glick SN, Kirk CJ, McCloud WA 4th, Sasser TR, Zerr DM, Englund JA

HIV Prevalence Among Women Who Exchange Sex for Money or Drugs-4 U.S. Cities.
(2020 Aug 1)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 84(4): 345-354
Nerlander LM, Handanagic S, Hess KL, Lutnick A, Agnew-Brune CB, Hoots BE, Braunstein SL, Glick SN, Higgins E, Padgett P, Schuette SM, Broz D, Ivy W 3rd, Smith A, Thorson A, Paz-Bailey G, NHBS High Risk Women Study Group

Increasing methamphetamine injection among non-MSM who inject drugs in King County, Washington.
(2018 Jan 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 182(): 86-92
Glick SN, Burt R, Kummer K, Tinsley J, Banta-Green CJ, Golden MR

A Decline in HIV Testing Among Persons Who Inject Drugs in the Seattle Area, 2004-2015.
(2017 Jul 1)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 75 Suppl 3(): S346-S351
Burt RD, Tinsley J, Glick SN

Brief Report: Nonfatal Overdose Events Among Persons Who Inject Drugs: Findings From Seven National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Cities 2009 & 2012.
(2017 Jul 1)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 75 Suppl 3(): S341-S345
Robinson WT, Kazbour C, Nassau T, Fisher K, Sheu S, Rivera AV, Al-Tayyib A, Glick SN, Braunstein S, Barak N, Shinefeld J, Poe J, Raymond HF, Brady K

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