Steven G. Potkin

Steven G. Potkin, a board-certified psychiatrist, Professor Emeritus University of California, Irvine, and Director of Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Neuroscience at the Long Beach Veterans Administration, has played a pioneering role in investigating the interplay between genetics and brain function in serious mental illness and dementia. He will be investigating the effects of cannabis on the agitation, anxiety, and weight loss, common problems in dementia for which there are currently no effective treatments. He will also investigate the effects of cannabis on driving performance and other measures of intoxication.