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

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:
  • 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?