S2E1 (episode 11): Dr. Marion McNabb on public health, cannabis research, working in Ethiopia
In the season 2 opener, Marion and Jeffrey discuss Marion’s public health work, cannabis research, living and working in Ethiopia, and much more…
Episodes are now available on YouTube, and season 2 episodes will all include videos of the interviews!
Marion McNabb, Dr PH, MPH Dr. McNabb is the CEO of 510 Innovations, a human and data sciences think tank serving the healthcare, cannabis, and entheogenic plant medicine industries. She also co-founded and is the President of the Cannabis Center of Excellence, Inc a Massachusetts-based 501c3 nonprofit organization that conducts citizen-science-focused population studies and programs in the areas of community engagement, medical and adult-use cannabis, and social justice in the industry. The CCOE serves as a virtual resource & network of industry patients and stakeholders who aim to break the stigma and advance social justice initiatives.
Dr. McNabb is the Retail Appointee to the MA Cannabis Advisory Board. She is the Principal Investigator of six research studies examining the reasons and impact of cannabis use among adult-use consumers and medical patients, veterans, and the impact of cannabis use among consumers, medical patients, veterans, and the impact of COVID on these individuals in MA and the US together with UMass Dartmouth (UM-D). She sits on several advisory boards for academic cannabis educational and workforce training programs. Dr. McNabb has collaborated on cannabis research with academic partners UM-D and Rider University and educational programs with Excelsior University, Holyoke Community College, BU, Wayne State University, and others.
Dr. McNabb is the former CEO and Co-Founder of the Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN), a MA-based cannabis research company from 2018–20 that aimed to improve adult-use cannabis and medical therapy research. C3RN, with UM-D, led research studies in cannabis consumer and patients and veterans health and medical cannabis while also partnering on the Cannabis Advancement Series events to drive change for veterans’ access. From 2019-20, C3RN was an approved vendor for the first-in-the-nation cohort of the MA’’s social equity training program. C3RN helped to establish the Holyoke Community College Cannabis Education Center that provides workforce training programs, and C3RN was the winner of the first annual 2018 Boston University Ancillary Cannabis Startup Competition.
Dr. McNabb also has over 15 years of global public health experience in the areas of digital health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and family planning, working primarily in Africa and Haiti. Dr. McNabb holds a DrPH from BU School of Public Health and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.