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Dr. Jay Cavanaugh

From:
Born and raised-Los Angeles, California

Education:
Undergraduate-UC Berkeley/CSUN-BA Biology, 1976 Graduate- UCLA- Public Health Administration Certificate, 1978-80, CSUN Cell and Molecular Biology 1989-90, Tulane University 1990-94, Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry (Board of Regents Scholar), Stanford University, School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Immunology 1994-95

Public Service:
Gubernatorial Appointment to California State Board of Pharmacy 1980-82, reappointed 1982-86, reappointed to final Constitutional term 1986-90. Assisted in developing and coordinating drug enforcement against pharmacies, wholesalers, and manufacturers, diverting narcotics. Developed and implemented Recovering Pharmacist Program. Assisted in insuring pharmacist consultation with patients.

Past Chairperson:
Los Angeles County Research Evaluation and Advisory Panel (REAP) for chemical dependency treatment and prevention.

Employment:
Los Angeles County Health Department 1970-73 Outpatient drug treatment caseworker.

Interagency Drug Abuse Recovery Programs:
founder and Executive Director 1973-89 and 99-2000. Oversaw four Los Angeles outpatient treatment centers for adult and adolescents. Served as expert witness in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County Courts.

NASA/NBA/LAPD/LAUSD:
Crisis Intervention Consultation and Employee Assistance training.

AAMC background:
Became involved with medical marijuana movement in 1997, first as a patient, then as an AAMC member serving as Los Angeles County Director and on the AAMC Medical Advisory Board. Became National Director in April, 2001.

Author:
Numerous professional Journals, and upcoming cookbook (The Canny Bus Trip Kit). Cable cooking show planned.

Personal:
Married (Nancy) with two teen step children (John Paul and Erin).
Hobbies include poetry (book published), computers, cooking, gardening, film, and the arts.

     
   

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