Upcoming talks and notable past appearances


Real Medicines Have Real Risks: An Explanation of Marijuana’s Potential Health Hazards

To be presented at the 2019 Supreme Court of Ohio Specialized Dockets Conference at The Ohio Union, Columbus, Ohio on November 22, 2019


Any substance strong enough to affect disease processes is strong enough to also have potentially severe side effects.

A curious feature of the modern medical marijuana movement is its inattention to potential risks. For example, Ohio’s medical marijuana program website informs the public (on 30 May 2019) that cannabis can treat 21 different diseases — yet says nothing about possible risks.

This presentation will describe the biochemical actions of cannabis and how those actions contribute to its known risks. Anyone who consumes cannabis, or who works with cannabis-consuming individuals, will benefit from understanding its possible adverse effects.


Real Medicines Have Real Risks: Marijuana’s Potential Health Hazards Explained

To be presented at the 2019 Healthcare Ethics and Law Conference at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama on September 6, 2019


First Episode Psychosis: New findings challenge old assumptions.

Annual Psychiatric Update meeting of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association, March 31, 2019.

Addressing Negative and Cognitive Symptoms in Schizophrenia

Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association meeting, February 13, 2019

Journal Club Discussant: Schizophrenia: an integrated sociodevelopmental-cognitive model

FaceBook Psychiatry Network, December 19, 2018


Journal Club Discussant: Efficacy and safety of antidepressants added to antipsychotics for schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

FaceBook Psychiatry Network, December 12, 2018


Assessment and response to agitation, aggression, and violent behavior

Heartland Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, November 9, 2018


Opportunity or Peril: Schizophrenia Treatment in Jail

Cuyahoga County Stepping Up Summit, October 18, 2018


Psychosis 101

Supreme Court of Ohio Specialized Dockets Conference. October 11, 2018


Best Practices, Best Outcomes: How to maximize recovery in the schizophrenia-spectrum illnesses.

Statewide meeting of NAMI Ohio, Friday May 4th, 2018.

What Can Niacin Teach Us About Schizophrenia

NEOMED Research Forum, Tuesday May 8th, 2018.

The Schizophrenia Opportunity

Presented at the Ohio Attorney General’s Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness. Columbus, Ohio.  Video Recording

Listening to Clozapine: The Case for Many, Physiologically-Distinct Schizophrenias

Grand rounds presentation to the Summa Health System and to the Cleveland Clinic-Akron General Hospital.

Antidepressant Actions of Acetyl-L-Carnitine: An over-the-counter supplement with well-documented psychotropic effects

Grand rounds presentation to the University of Cincinnati Lindner Center of HOPE

Psychosis: Origin, Occurrence, Treatment

Public lecture for mental health awareness. Cincinnati, Ohio

Diet and Mental Health

Public lecture for mental health awareness. Cincinnati, Ohio

The Historical Development of the Schizophrenia Concept and the Niacin Skin Flush as a Schizophrenia Subtype

Hui Long Guan Academic Medical Center. Beijing,  China

Niacin Subsensitivity as a Schizophrenia Biomarker

Biomarkers in Psychiatry Course, Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies. Bressanone, Italy

Allopurinol (yes, the ‘gout medicine’) as a possible therapy for schizophrenia

Grand rounds presentation to the Oregon Health & Science University