Dr. Ziva Cooper — Associate Professor of Neurobiology in Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center

Associate Professor of Neurobiology in Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center

 

 

Dr. Ziva Cooper researches the effects of psychoactive substances in the human laboratory using double-blind, placebo-controlled methods. Her work, funded by the NIH and industry, focuses on understanding biological and behavioral factors that influence both the therapeutic and adverse effects of cannabis, cannabinoids (the chemical constituents of the cannabis plant), opioids, and cocaine. She consults for organizations ranging from the California Department of Public Health to the National Football League (NFL) on the science of cannabis-related health effects.

 

An Associate Professor of Neurobiology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Cooper was a co-author of the National Academies of Sciences consensus report on the Health Effects of Cannabis, is President of the International Study Group Investigating Drugs as Reinforcers, a Board Director for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, and is an Associate Editor of The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and is on Editorial Boards of journals including Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.