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Cannabis Health Risk Behaviors on Social Media

Cannabis Health Risk Behaviors on Social Media

The legal cannabis landscape continues to evolve and an influx of new products has emerged along with it. In this presentation, Dr. Cavazos-Rehg shares how she has used social media to learn about these new products and the people who are socially networking about them.

Learning objectives:

  • Provide an overview of newly emerging cannabis products
  • Discuss cannabis-related content observed on various social media platforms
  • Introduce the idea of recruitment via social media to gain information about cannabis


Dr. Patricia Cavazos-Rehg is a clinically-trained licensed psychologist who has been involved in biomedical research for over 10 years. After receiving her Ph.D. in Psychology from SUNY at Buffalo in 2004, she moved to Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis, Missouri to begin her research career, focusing on understanding how policy and social media shape health risk behaviors of young people. In addition to her research, she is also a dedicated Associate Professor and the Director of WUSM’s Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation where she promotes the career development of junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows.