Research Associate at Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"[T]he effects of smoked marijuana on emesis were mild. Marijuana had a modest effect on nausea, queasiness and emesis in this model of nausea induced by syrup of ipecac. The comparison drug, ondansetron, totally eliminated both the subjective feelings of nausea and the emesis. These findings confirm clinical reports that smoked marijuana can reduce nausea, but relative to the potent effects of ondansetron and because of its psychoactivity, its usefulness in the clinical setting is likely to be limited."
Cowritten with Anna H.V. Söderpalm and Harriet de Wit, "Antiemetic Efficacy of Smoked Marijuana," Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, Feb. 12, 2001
Cowritten with Peter Fagan, Martha Sylvia, Kenneth Stoller, Michael Griswold, Michelle Hawkins, and Linda Dunbar, "Measuring the Enhancement of Integrated Care Management of a Medicaid Population with Substance Abuse and High Medical Expenses: Return on Investment after Two Years," paper presented at
AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL, June 2007
Cowritten with Martha Sylvia, Efrat Shadmi, Chun-Ju Hsiao, Cynthia Boyd, and Chad Boult, "Clinical Features of High-Risk Older Persons Identified by Predictive Modeling," Disease Management, Feb. 8, 2006
Cowritten with Efrat Shadmi, Cynthia Boyd, Chun-Ju Hsiao, Martha Sylvia, and Chad Boult "Morbidity and Older Persons' Perceptions of the Quality of Their Primary Care," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Feb. 2006
Cowritten with Andrea King, Harriet de Wit, and Lous Holdstock, "Biphasic Alcohol Response Differs in Heavy Versus Light Drinkers," Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, June 2002
Recipient, Chancellor's Student Service Award, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002
Recipient, National Institute on Drug Abuse Women and Gender Travel Award for the presentation "Effects of Gender on Initial Treatment Engagement in a Hospital-based Addiction Clinic," June 22, 2000