Caislin Firth

Caislin Firth

Postdoctoral Fellow

As of 2021 Caislin is a Research Scientist with Cannabis Research & Education Program within the Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Institute  at the University of Washington in Seattle. Caislin’s research program blends the methods and lessons learned from conducting population health intervention research with critical policy analysis to examine the implications of cannabis legalization on population health.

Caislin received a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington where she was a Horowitz Foundation Social Policy Fellow and her dissertation focused on spatial inequities in access to cannabis retailers, proximity to retailers and underage cannabis use and the impacts of adult legalization on juvenile justice outcomes. Previously, she completed an MPH in Epidemiology & Biostatistics in Portland, Oregon and worked as a senior research analyst for the Multnomah County Health Department on applied public health program design and evaluation with a focus on health disparities and incarcerated populations. She joined the CHATR lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate from 2019-2021.

Research Interests: Health in all policies research, health inequities, built environment, activity spaces, community participatory research, criminal justice involved populations, social determinants of health, spatial epidemiology, metric development, causal inference, knowledge translation

Participation in past CHATR Projects: Interventions, Research and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT)