Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW

Dr. Banta-Green studies substance use involving opioids and stimulants and interventions to support recovery and reduce substance-related harms. He is particularly interested in developing interventions that are accessible to all people, including those who are most marginalized, such as those who are unhoused, utilizing services syringe service programs, and/or in the criminal legal system. He provides technical assistance and evaluation services for public health and safety interventions including the website, and information for the general public and professionals about effective treatments at As an epidemiologist he develops innovative approaches to measuring the use and impacts of substances as well as service utilization. His health services research involves clinical trials, implementation research, and secondary data analyses. He serves on local, state, and federal workgroups and committees related to epidemiology, policy, and interventions for illicit substance-related problems. He is a member of the U.S. Health and Human Service’s Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee.

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

School of Public Health, Department of Health Services

Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

Recent Publications

Buprenorphine utilization among all Washington State residents' based upon prescription monitoring program data - Characteristics associated with two measures of retention and patterns of care over time.
(2021 Aug)
J Subst Abuse Treat 127(): 108446
Banta-Green CJ, Hansen RN, Ossiander EM, Wasserman CR, Merrill JO

Re-thinking patient stability for methadone in opioid treatment programs during a global pandemic: Provider perspectives.
(2021 May)
J Subst Abuse Treat 124(): 108223
Hatch-Maillette MA, Peavy KM, Tsui JI, Banta-Green CJ, Woolworth S, Grekin P

Protocol Development for HMU! (HIV Prevention for Methamphetamine Users), a Study of Peer Navigation and Text Messaging to Promote Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Adherence and Persistence Among People Who Use Methamphetamine: Qualitative Focus Group and Interview Study.
(2020 Sep 14)
JMIR Form Res 4(9): e18118
McMahan VM, Frank N, Buckler S, Violette LR, Baeten JM, Banta-Green CJ, Barnabas RV, Simoni J, Stekler JD

Interest in reducing methamphetamine and opioid use among syringe services program participants in Washington State.
(2020 Nov 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 216(): 108243
McMahan VM, Kingston S, Newman A, Stekler JD, Glick SN, Banta-Green CJ

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Decision Making And Care Navigation Upon Release From Prison: A Feasibility Study.
Subst Abuse Rehabil 10(): 57-67
Banta-Green CJ, Floyd AS, Vick K, Arthur J, Hoeft TJ, Tsui JI

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