Jeff Chen MD / MBA – Director | UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
Dr. Jeff Chen MD/MBA is a physician, researcher, and social entrepreneur pioneering cannabis research and commercialization. After working for years at the intersection of cannabis industry, non-profit sector, academia, and government, he is the incoming Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, launching in the Fall of 2017. He is the Founder and Director of the UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group, a multidisciplinary group of over 40 UCLA faculty working towards the creation of a world-class cannabis research center at UCLA. Jeff has presented extensively on the topic of cannabis, speaking at institutions ranging from the RAND Corporation & Lightning In A Bottle Music Festival to the UCLA Center for East West Medicine & Senator Feinstein’s Office.