Professor in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"There was no association between maternal recreational drug use and SIDS. Paternal marijuana use during the periods of conception and pregnancy and postnatally were significantly associated with SIDS... Before any definitive role for the father can be confirmed, these findings should be investigated and replicated in future studies...
We found an association between SIDS and paternal marijuana use during all periods, whereas this was not the case with maternal use. This may be due to the larger number of men who smoked marijuana (compared with very few women) or to the greater amount, frequency, and duration of their use. Finally, men may not be aware that their lifestyle habits affect pregnancy outcomes."
"Maternal and Paternal Recreational Drug Use and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome," Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, July 2001
Experts PhD's and JD's (lawyers) with significant post-doctoral involvement in medical marijuana issues; judges who have presided over medical marijuana cases. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Saul J. Morse and Anne B. Morgan Professor in Applied Health Sciences, and Director of the MPH program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Former Professor in Residence, Family and Preventative Medicine, University of California at San Diego
Former Researcher, Cancer Prevention & Control Program, University of California at San Diego
Appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Development and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee, Science Advisory Board, OEHHA (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment), Aug. 4, 2005
Former Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California at San Diego
Cowritten with S. T. Schultz, D. L. Wingard, N. A. Akshoomoff, C. A. Macera, M. Ji, and C. Bacher, "Breastfeeding, Infant Formula Supplementation, and Autistic Disorder: The Results of a Parent Survey," International Breastfeeding Journal, Sep. 15, 2006
Cowritten with Pham Lam-Kruglick, "Maternal and Paternal Recreational Drug Use and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome," Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, July 2001
Cowritten with Sharon L Edelstein, "Bed Sharing and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome," British Medical Journal (BMJ), Nov. 11, 1995