Gillian Schauer, PhD, MPH is the Executive Director of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), a non-profit, non-partisan, member funded organization that convenes cannabis regulators from more than 37 states and territories to identify and share best practices to protect consumer safety and public health, promote equity, and create regulatory certainty.
Dr. Schauer has worked in public health and drug policy for nearly two decades and has a decade of experience working with federal and state agencies on cannabis policy, data monitoring, and research translation, including work with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to her work on cannabis issues, Dr. Schauer worked in tobacco prevention and control, with a focus on tobacco cessation and treatment.
Dr. Schauer is also an Affiliate Research Scientist with the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute at the University of Washington and has more than 65 peer-reviewed research publications on cannabis, tobacco, and other substances. She has a PhD in Behavioral Science from Emory University, a Master of Public Health from University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University.