Gillian Schauer

Gillian Schauer

Senior Consultant, National Institute on Drug Abuse Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Gillian Schauer is a senior consultant to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), working on cannabis and tobacco policy, research, and surveillance issues. She has also been a senior policy fellow at the CDC Foundation, where her work focused on cannabis surveillance, policy tracking, research, and state public health technical assistance, including founding the Multi-State Collaborative on Cannabis and Public Health that convenes health officers, epidemiologists, and other health professionals from adult use states.

Dr. Schauer has more than 15 years of experience in substance use and health systems-related work. She is a clinical instructor at the University of Washington (UW) in the Department of Health Services and a co-instructor in the UW Tobacco Studies Program. Dr. Schauer’s research has focused on cannabis policy and patterns of use, co-use of marijuana and tobacco, tobacco cessation, and health systems transformation. She has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications on these topics to her credit.