UW Research

University of Washington Program on Pharmacokinetics of Drugs of Abuse during Pregnancy (UWPKDAP)



The primary purpose of the program is to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms of maternal-fetal drug disposition in pregnant women with special emphasis on drugs of abuse, and those used in the treatment of drug abuse. Once collected, the data will be synthesized into Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models that will help predict maternal and fetal exposure to illicit and licit drugs used by pregnant women.

Funding Information

NIH from 2013 – 2024

Reporting Structure

Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics

Related UW Entities

School of Pharmacy: Department of Pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmacy

School of Medicine: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

External Partners

Univ. of Colorado, Madigan Army Hospital