Last updated on: 2/11/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Janet R. Daling, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“We know very little about the long-term health consequences of marijuana smoking. So, although this is the first time this association has been studied and found -- and the finding does need to be replicated before we are really sure what’s going on -- this does give some evidence that testicular cancer may be one result from the frequent use of marijuana. And that is something that young people should keep in mind.”

“Marijuana Linked to Aggressive Testicular Cancer,” HealthDay.com, Feb. 9, 2009

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:
  • Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health, 1986-present
  • Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division
  • Member, American Epidemiological Society
  • Member, Public Health Association
  • Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division, Department of Epidemiology, 1981-1986
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, 1978-1982
  • Associate in Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1978-1981
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Health, State of Washington, 1977-1978
  • Research Analyst, Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Health, State of Washington, 1967-1976
Education:
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1977
  • MS, Biostatistics, University of Washington, 1973
  • BA, Mathematics, Washington State University, 1957
Other:
  • None found