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Ingrid Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS

Personal Mission Statement:

“My research focuses on finding ways to reduce the medical complications of drug use and improve the health of vulnerable populations. I am also focused on training fellows and junior faculty in research.”

Clinical Activities
Attending Physician
- Chemical Dependency Services, Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Areas of Research
Current Research Interests
- Prevention of opioid overdose
- Naloxone, an opioid antidote
- Criminal justice involvement and health
- Primary care for vulnerable populations
Current Grants (selected):
- NIDA - The Safety and Impact of Expanded Access to Naloxone in Health Systems (MPI, 2016-2021)
- NIDA - Overdose Risk Assessment, Counseling and Naloxone Prescription in Health Care (PI, 2013-2017)
- NIDA - HIV Risk Behavior in Drug-Involved Former Inmates (PI, 2011-2013)
- NIDA - Integrating Addiction Research in Health Systems: The Addiction Research Network (co-I, 2015-2020)
- NIDA -  Developing and Testing the Feasibility, Acceptability and Initial Efficacy of a Brief Peer-led Intervention to Improve Reproductive Health among Women in Opioid Medication-Assisted Treatment (Co-I, 2016-2019)
- NIDA - The Impact of Medical Marijuana in Metropolitan Denver (Co-I, 2011-2017)
- AHRQ - Developing Infrastructure for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research at Denver Health (Co-I, 2013-2018)

Past research projects (selected):
- NIDA - Drug-related Risk for Death After Release From Prison (PI, 2011-2013)
- DOJ - A Longitudinal Approach to Examining Deaths in Correctional Facilities (PI, 2011-2015)
- CCTSI - “Let’s talk about life”: Empowering our community to prevent deaths from overdose Joint Pilot Project (MPI 2012)
Teaching Activities

Areas of Expertise (topics taught within the past 5 years):
- Evidence-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
- Overdose prevention
- Fellowship Training
- Mentorship/Career Development
- Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
- Correctional Care
- Primary Care Residency Research
- Health Disparities

Audiences educated in the past 5 years:
- Medical Students (pre-clinical and clinical)
- Housestaff (Internal Medicine and other)
- Fellows
- Faculty
- PhD Candidates (Sociology)
- Community
Curriculum Development
- Director, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Programs
- Doctorate:
o Kathryn Marie Nowotny (UC Boulder, Sociology)

-  Fellowship / Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Scholars Program:
o Alia Moore, MD (GIM)
o John Krotchko, MD (FM)

- Junior Faculty:
o Danielle Loeb, MD (K23 recipient NIMH)
o Susan Calcaterra, MD, MPH
o Joseph Frank, MD, MPH (VA CDA recipient)
o Karsten Bartels (K23 recipient, NIDA)

- Additional Post-Doc and Junior Faculty:
o Andrea Finlay, PhD (VA CDA recipient)
Administrative Activities
Committee and Service Responsibilities:
- Reviewer, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Health and Incarceration, A Workshop Summary
- Associate Editor: Substance Abuse (journal)
- Assistant Editor: Addiction
School of Medicine
- Participant in Leadership for Innovative Team Science (LITeS) Program, Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) senior leadership development program
Institution (University or Hospital)
- Director, Primary Care Research Fellowship
- Director, PCOR Scholars Program
Volunteer Activities and Community Service
- Co-chair, Data/Analysis subgroup of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse