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Population Health
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center


Dr. Whiteside an Emergency Medicine physician with interdisciplinary post-graduate and fellowship training and a long-term commitment to caring for and improving the outcomes of patients with substance use disorders and substance use problems.  She cares for patients in the Emergency Department at Harborview Medical Center.  Patients with substance use disorders often have co-occurring mental health and medical comorbidity and the ED is a critical healthcare location for treatment and linkage to services.  She has lead efforts to improve the care of patients with substance use disorders in the ED including development of our take-home naloxone program and ED-initiated buprenorphine pathway and works with interdisciplinary partners on initiatives related to screening, brief intervention and transitions of care for this vulnerable population.  She has partnered with Seattle King County Public Health (SKCPH) to improve the care of patients with opioid use disorder from the ED across King County. Dr. Whiteside has funding from the National Institutes of Health, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.

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Education & Training


  • MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (2006)
  • Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Residency Program, University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI (2010)
  • Research Fellowship, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA T32); Substance Abuse Division, Department of Psychiatry, Ann Arbor, MI (2012)
  • MS, Health and Health Care Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2012)

research & clinical interests



  • Opioid use disorder
  • Substance use
  • Mental health
  • Injury
  • Transitions of care


  • Emergency Medicine
  • Addiction
  • Substance use care and the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder from the ED