Last updated on: 8/2/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Chelsea Shover, PhD Biography

Title:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychiatry at Stanford University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“There are valid reasons to pursue medical cannabis policies, but this [lowering opioid deaths] doesn’t seem to be one of them. I urge researchers and policymakers to focus on other ways to reduce mortality due to opioid overdoses.”

“Medical Marijuana Does Not Reduce Opioid Deaths,” sciencedaily.com, June 10, 2019

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychiatry, July 2018-present
  • Teaching Assistant/Associate, Stanford University, 2016-present
  • Epidemiology Assistant, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Aug. 2015-Sep. 2018
  • Recipient, New Investigator Scholarship, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, 2018
  • Staff Epidemiologist, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, June-Oct. 2015
  • Recipient, Edward Eager Memorial Fund Prize, Harvard College, 2011
  • United States Presidential Scholar, US Department of Education, 2007
Education:
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles, 2018
  • AB, English, Harvard University, 2011
Other:
  • None found