Last updated on: 8/28/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Oakley Ray, PhD Biography

Title:
Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of 2006

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:
  • Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, 2002-present
  • Founder, International Neuropsychopharmacology Archives
  • Fellow and Executive Secretary, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Member, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1982-2002
  • Chief, Psychological Services, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Nashville, 1970-2002
  • Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1970-2002
  • Chief, Mental Health Unit Patient Care, Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1973-1987
  • Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 1970-1982
  • Member, Graduate Neurobiology Research Training Programs, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1974-1978
  • Associate Professor of Psychological Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh, 1960-1970
  • Fellow, Neuropharmacology Research Labs, NIMH, Pittsburgh, 1958-1960
Education:
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1958
  • BA, Cornell University, 1952
Other:
  • Died on Feb. 7, 2007
Quoted in:
  1. Can Marijuana Use Harm Male Fertility?
  2. Does Marijuana Use Increase the Risk of Psychosis (Including Schizophrenia)?
  3. What Chemicals Are in Marijuana and Its Byproducts?
  4. Does Marijuana Use Significantly Impair Driving Ability Even When Not under the Immediate Effects of the Drug?
  5. What Happens Inside the Human Body When Marijuana Is Consumed?
  6. How Does Parental Marijuana Use Affect Pre- and Post-Natal Fetal Development?
  7. Does Marijuana Use Permanently Damage the Human Brain?
  8. What Is -- and What Causes -- the Marijuana "High"?
  9. Does the Regular Smoking of Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer or in Any Way Permanently Injure the Lungs?