Medical Advisor

Jeffrey Chen, MD, MBA

Dr. Jeff Chen, MD, MBA, is the founder and former executive director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative (one of the first in the world), which he grew to include more than 40 faculty conducting cannabis and hemp research, education, and policy projects. He is the co-founder/CEO of Radicle Science, a health tech company validating natural medicines for the first time in history.


  • Cornell University, BA
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, MD
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA

Professional Accomplishments

  • Traveled across five continents to speak at venues including the Mexico Senate, Yale School of Management, and the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Has been quoted in outlets including Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, VICE, CNN, TIME, NPR, Entrepreneur, Politico, and Business Insider
  • Published author in cannabinoid, oncology, and radiology research



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