Dr. Jay Cavanaugh
Born and raised-Los Angeles, California
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
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
Los Angeles County Research Evaluation and Advisory Panel
(REAP) for chemical dependency treatment and prevention.
Los Angeles County Health Department 1970-73
Outpatient drug treatment caseworker.
Interagency Drug Abuse
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.
Crisis Intervention Consultation and Employee Assistance
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.
Numerous professional Journals, and upcoming cookbook
(The Canny Bus Trip Kit). Cable cooking show planned.
Married (Nancy) with two teen step children (John Paul
Hobbies include poetry (book published), computers,
cooking, gardening, film, and the arts.