Ingrid A. Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS conducts research on health and the criminal justice system. She has used epidemiologic and qualitative methods to examine the health of prison and jail inmates and the transition from prison to the community. Her research also focuses on developing and testing interventions to prevent the complications of medical complications of drug use, such as overdose.
Dr. Binswanger is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the US Department of Justice. Dr. Binswanger leads the Primary Care Research Fellowship and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Scholars Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has received research funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Binswanger completed medical school and Primary Care Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She sees patients at Denver Health’s Gipson Eastside Family Health Center and Addiction Research and Treatment Services.