Events

Upcoming Events

• Harvard Psychiatry Resident’s Day, McLean Hospital (Belmont, MA): November 2, 2016
• American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting; Symposium Chair and Presenter, “Assessing the Impact of Medical Marijuana: The Grass Could be Greener” (Boston, MA): February 16-20, 2017
• Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Didactic Seminar, McLean Hospital (Belmont, MA): April 19, 2017

Recent Television, Radio, and Print Interviews

• StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson (2016) – http://bit.ly/2dpql6V
• STAT News (2016) – http://bit.ly/2d8M9Gf
• WRKO “The Financial Exchange” (2016) – http://bit.ly/2diiwEi
• WJZM Saturday Sports Splash (2016) – http://bit.ly/2d7DJ0f
• A to Z Sports (2016) – http://bit.ly/2d6Z9bH
• Yahoo News (2016) – http://yhoo.it/2drR9Xa
• Orange County Register (2016) – http://bit.ly/2dprj37
• BAM Radio (2016)
• Proto Magazine (2016) – http://bit.ly/2csDtGc, http://bit.ly/2d8Lu7N
• APA (2015) – http://bit.ly/2csEMVU
• WBZ (2015)
• Fox coverage of Seattle Town Hall (2015) – http://bit.ly/2cZd72s
• Boston Business Journal (2015) – http://bit.ly/2cV35Sy
• The Marilu Henner Show (2015) – http://bit.ly/2csFMJo
• The Seattle Times (2015) – http://bit.ly/2d72vM4
• New England Psychologist (2015) – http://bit.ly/2d8NXil
• CNN special “WEED 3” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta (2014) – http://bit.ly/2cV315m
• Harvard Magazine (2014) – http://bit.ly/2csJaE0
• Nature Magazine (2014)
• NECN (2014) – http://bit.ly/2d7F2ME
• New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) (2014) – http://bit.ly/2cLeSh6
• New York Times (2014)
• Colorado Public Radio (2014) – http://bit.ly/2cLh1sM
• The Atlantic (2014)
• USA Today (2014) – http://usat.ly/2dij7G4
• Boston Globe (2014) – http://bit.ly/2drQZPD
• WHYY Radio Times (2014) – http://bit.ly/2dhVfxD
• About Health TV (2013)
• WRKO Right Turn Radio (2013) – http://bit.ly/2dprXxs
• HOT 102FM Jamaica Speaks (2013)
• CNN special “WEED” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta (2013) – http://bit.ly/2csEY7g
• New York Times (2013) – http://nyti.ms/2cQkKHJ

Past Presentations and Events

2016

  • Chilton Club (Boston, MA)
    • Presentation: “Marijuana: WEEDing out Fact from Fiction”
  • Middlesex Opioid Task Force (Medford, MA)
    • Presentation: “Keep off the Grass? Assessing the Impact of Marijuana on Brain Structure and Function”
  • Citizens Initiative Review (Watertown, MA)
    • Invited Panelist: Answered questions from public regarding the ballot issue on the legalization of recreational marijuana
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network Web Seminar
    • Presentation: “In the Weeds: Assessing Neurocognitive, Brain Imaging, and Substance Use Measures in Emerging Adults”
  • Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA)
    • Roundtable Presenter/Panelist: “Marijuana on the Mind: The Impact of Early Exposure”
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting (Palm Springs, CA)
    • Symposium Co-Chair: “Splendor in the Grass? A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Cognition”
  • Sixth Annual Aspen Brain Lab at the New York Academy of Sciences (New York, NY)
    • Presentation: “Cannabis and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence”
  • Neuroimaging and Neuropsychology Presentation at the VA Medical Center (Boston, MA)
    • Presentation: “Marijuana on the Mind: The Impact of Marijuana Use on Cognition, Brain Structure and Function”
  • Science by the Pint (Aeronaut Brewing Co., Somerville, MA)
    • Invited Panelist: Answered questions from the public about marijuana
  • 7th Mass Family Impact Seminar, Massachusetts State House (Boston, MA)
    • Presentation: “Taking a Hit: Assessing the Impact of Early Onset Marijuana Use on the Brain”
  • Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit at NIH (Bethesda, MD)
    • Poster: “The Grass is Always Greener: Differential Impact of Medical Versus Recreational Marijuana Use on Executive Function?”
  • UMass Area Interest Group (AIG): Imaging in Psychiatry (Worcester, MA)
    • Presentation: “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Assessing the Impact of Marijuana on Cognition, Brain Structure and Function”
  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Annual Meeting (Boston, MA)
    • Symposium Discussant: “Neuropsychology’s Role in Preventing, Understanding, and Treating Alcohol and Marijuana Use in Adolescents and Young Adults”
  • McLean Hospital Grand Rounds – Cross Roads in Psychiatry (Belmont, MA)
    • Presentation: “Current Marijuana Research: Advances and Challenges” with Dr. Bertha Madras
  • McLean Imaging Center Speaker Series (Belmont, MA)
    • Presentation: “When Substance Abuse and Bipolar Disorder Collide – Findings from the Clinic to the Scanner” with Dr. Tim Wilens

2015

  • McLean Brown Bag Seminar Series (Belmont, MA)
    • Update on the MIND program
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX)
    • Presentation: “Among the Weeds: Assessing Neurocognitive, Brain Imaging, and Substance Use Measures in Emerging Adults”
  • Seattle Town Hall (Seattle, WA)
    • Presentation: “How Marijuana Impacts Kids’ Brains”
  • American Psychological Association (APA) (Toronto, ON)
    • Presentation: “The Impact of Early Onset Marijuana Use on Neurocognition, Brain Structure and Function”
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting (Phoenix, AZ)
    • Presentation: “Half Baked? Exploring the Impact of Early Onset Marijuana Use on Brain Structure and Function”
  • McLean PGY-4 Presentation (Belmont, MA)
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting (Toronto, ON)
    • Presentation: “The Impact of Initiation: Early Onset Marijuana Smokers Demonstrate Altered Stroop Performance and Brain Activation”
  • Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry Presentation (Boston, MA)
  • Harvard Wintersession Presenter (Boston, MA)

2014

  • Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA Foundation) (Seattle, WA)
    • Keynote speaker: “Half Baked? Examining the Influence of Early MJ Use on Brain Structure and Function”
  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Annual Meeting (Denver, CO)
    • Plenary session presentation: “Up In Smoke: The Impact of MJ Use on Brain Structure and Function”
  • Interview/Moderator with Dr. Sanjay Gupta at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Institute of Politics (Cambridge, MA) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTaSNlUbX3U
  • “Weed and Brownies II” Presentation/Q&A at Wentworth College (Boston, MA)
  • Science Café Presentation/Q&A at Killarney’s Irish Pub (Nashua, NH)
  • Fourth Annual Aspen Brain Lab (Aspen, CO)
    • Presentation: “Marijuana: The Good, the Bad, and the Truth”
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting (San Juan, PR)
    • Presentation: “Marijuana use predicts cognitive impairment and white matter alterations”
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) Annual Meeting (New York, NY)
  • Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine, NW Addiction Medicine Conference (Seattle, WA)
    • Presentation: “Gone to Pot: The Impact of Early Onset Marijuana Use on Neurocognitive Function and Structure”
  • McLean Imaging Center Symposium “Cognition and Emotion” (Belmont, MA)
  • Treating the Addictions Conference (Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance) (Boston, MA)
    • Presentation: “Neurobiological Risk Factors for Substance Abuse”
  • Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists (SMRT) Northeast Regional Education Seminar (Mashantucket, CT)
  • “Weed and Brownies” Presentation/Q&A at Wentworth College (Boston, MA)

2013

  • California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) Conference (San Diego, CA)
    • Multiple presentations on the effects of marijuana on the adolescent brain
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA)
    • Symposium: “Use it and Lose it: Impact of a Pharmacological Pot Pourri on the Developing Brain”