Carrie Wade

Carrie Wade, PhD, is a senior fellow and the harm reduction policy director for the R Street Institute, where she is responsible for directing R Street’s harm reduction agenda, including opioids, tobacco and sexual health.

She previously worked as a drug researcher at the University of Minnesota and the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. She received her bachelor’s in Neuroscience and PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Minnesota, and a master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

The Mental Gymnastics of Anti-Vaping Legislators

With a new round of legislative hearing looming ahead there is no doubt that vaping—and various prohibition strategies—will be at…

January 14, 2020

Nicotine 101: The Truth About What It Is and What it Does

In July 2017, an announcement by the FDA declared that the agency “places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, at…

March 11, 2019

In the Tobacco Harm Reduction Debate, Civility Has Gone Up in Smoke

In the pursuit of reducing the harms caused by cigarettes, those of us who advocate for vaping as a public-health…

January 22, 2019