Join TNS Steve Heilig in conversation with Marsha Rosenbaum, author and director emerita of the San Francisco office of the Drug Policy Alliance, where she spearheaded work on youth and drugs.
Marsha Rosenbaum received her doctorate in medical sociology from the University of California at San Francisco in 1979. From 1977 to 1995, Rosenbaum was the principal investigator on National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded studies of heroin addiction, methadone maintenance treatment, MDMA (Ecstasy), cocaine, and drug use during pregnancy. She is author of Women on Heroin, Pursuit of Ecstasy: The MDMA Experience (with Jerome E. Beck), and Pregnant Women on Drugs: Combating Stereotypes and Stigma (with Sheigla Murphy). Rosenbaum has written opinion pieces for the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, Newsday, and many others. She regularly speaks to PTAs, other parent groups, schools, drug treatment and prevention professionals, and the media about teenagers and drugs, Ecstasy, and drug policy issues.