Last updated on: 5/27/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Gregory Bovasso, PhD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the Community College of Philadelphia
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“In participants with no baseline depressive symptoms, those with a diagnosis of cannabis abuse at baseline were four times more likely than those with no cannabis abuse diagnosis to have depressive symptoms at the follow-up assessment… In particular, these participants were more likely to have experienced suicidal ideation and anhedonia during the follow-up period.”

“Cannabis Abuse as a Risk Factor for Depressive Symptoms,” American Journal of Psychiatry, Dec. 2001

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences, Community College of Philadelphia, Sep. 2002-present
  • Research Assistant Professor, Treatment Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Nov. 1999-Aug. 2002
  • Member, American Psychological Society, 1996-1999
  • Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Department, Del Mar College, Sep. 1993-May 1997
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of Texas at Dallas School of Human Development,l June 1992-June 1993
  • Member, American Psychological Association, 1989-1993
  • Visiting Lecturer, Psychology Department, Baylor University, Sep. 1991-June 1992
  • Adjunct Instructor, Psychology Department, Hunter College, Jan. 1986-June 1989
Education:
  • PhD, Psychology, City University of New York, 1989
  • BA, Psychology, Antioch College, 1982
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Marijuana Cause Depression or Other Mood Disorders?