Current Active Grants

Marijuana Use in Older Adults: Health, Function and Fall-Related Injury


R01 AG058678                                                                                                                      

NIH: National Institute on Aging (PI)   


There is evidence of increasing use of marijuana among older adults in the US; however, the physical harms of marijuana have not been studied in this population. This proposal will provide insight into the potential harms associated with marijuana use among older adults.


 The Effect of Combined Tobacco and Marijuana Use on Pulmonary Function: A Pilot Study



University of California (PI)


This study proposes a pilot study of veterans in Northern California to lay the foundation for a larger cross-sectional cohort study. We will examine the effect of smoking marijuana and combined marijuana and tobacco smoking on lung health.


 Impact of Marijuana on Adherence, Risk Factor Control and Cardiovascular Events



This study is designed to examine the impact of marijuana use in veterans on medication adherence, risk factor control, and subsequent cardiovascular events, as gathered from cognitive interviews. These factors will be extracted from the medical record using national language processing.


 Risks of Cannabis Use Among Veterans on Long-Term Opioid Therapy


I01 HX002737                                                                                                               



Cannabis and Long-term opioid use are both common among Veterans with chronic pain despite unknown harms (and benefits). This study aims to assess the risk and benefits associated with cannabis use among veterans using long term opioids for chronic pain.