Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D. Speaker – Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

Marsha Rosenbaum is director emerita of the San Francisco office of the Drug Policy Alliance, where she spearheaded DPA’s work on youth and drugs and wrote Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teen and Drugs, and currently serves as a consultant to DPA’s drug education project.

She received her doctorate in (medical) sociology from the University of California at San Francisco and served as principal investigator on National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded studies of heroin addiction, methadone maintenance treatment, MDMA (Ecstasy), cocaine, and drug use during pregnancy.

Dr. Rosenbaum is the author of three books (Women on Heroin, Pursuit of Ecstasy: The MDMA Experience (with Jerome E. Beck), and Pregnant Women on Drugs: Combating Stereotypes and Stigma (with Sheigla Murphy), as well as numerous scholarly articles and opinion pieces about drug use, addiction, women, treatment, and drug policy.

Marcia Rosenbaum, Director emerita of the San Francisco office of the Drug Policy Alliance will discuss parental mindfulness and how to talk to your under-age teen about recreational cannabis.