University of Washington School of Public Health

Therese Grant - SPH Faculty Bio

Therese Grant


Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology

Box 354805
UW Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
180 Nickerson Street, Suite 105
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-543-7155

Research Interests

Dr. Grant is developer and principal investigator of the Parent-Child Assistance Program, an award-winning intervention model working with high-risk pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders. The program serves over 1200 women and families in Washington State and has been replicated widely in the U.S. and Canada. Grant's research focuses on the teratogenic effects of prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, case management intervention with high-risk populations, and therapeutic strategies for women with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems. Dr. Grant is Seattle principal investigator of a multi-site NIH study surveying 500 individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders on health conditions, and assessing immune status and outcomes associated with health indicators.

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Epidemiology Biography Page


PhD   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1999
MEd   Educational Psychology, University of Oregon, 1982

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