Carrie Wade is a senior fellow and the harm reduction policy director for the R Street Institute. She joined R Street in 2017, having previously worked as an addiction researcher at the University of Minnesota and The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, focusing on mechanisms of opioid addiction and chronic pain. She transitioned to public health where her work with the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition solidified her goal to promote reasonable and efficient drug policies. Carrie received her Ph.D. in pharmacology and neuroscience from the University of Minnesota and a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University.