Last updated on: 8/31/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Hillary Klonoff-Cohen, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • 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
Education:
  • PhD, school unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Does Parental Marijuana Use Affect Pre- and Post-Natal Fetal Development?