Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH

Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH

Stephen Sidney, M.D., M.P.H., is the Director of Research Clinics at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, where he has been conducting epidemiological studies since 1982. He received a B.A. in mathematics from Yale University in 1972, graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1976, and received an M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health in 1985. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention. Dr. Sidney’s research primarily focuses on the development of cardiovascular diseases, with an emphasis on health disparities. He conducted a National Institute on Drug Abuse–funded study from 1991 to 1994 on health outcomes associated with marijuana use utilizing survey and health outcome data from Kaiser Permanente Northern California, a large integrated health care system. He was a member of the committee which wrote the recently published report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids. He is the principal investigator of the Oakland field center of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute–funded Cardiovascular Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, an ongoing 30-year longitudinal study of cardiovascular risk and disease development in individuals who were 18–30 years old at baseline, which includes marijuana use data collected throughout the study period. Dr. Sidney has authored or co-authored more than 360 peer-reviewed scientific publications covering a diverse range of topics, primarily in the area of cardiovascular epidemiology and also including more than 20 articles regarding epidemiological aspects of cannabis use and health outcomes.

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