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