Dr. Denise C. Vidot

Cannabis, chronic disease, medical marijuana | CNNC 2021


Dr. Denise C. Vidot is a cannabis epidemiologist & assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Her research focuses on the biological, psychosocial, and societal implications of cannabis use across the lifespan using a multidisciplinary approach to address health disparities in 5 of 10 leading preventable causes of death. Her international research laboratory's goal is to provide evidence on the health impact of phytocannabinoids via the endocannabinoid system.

Dr. Vidot serves on the expert panel for the FL Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes and is the Principal Investigator for seven funded cannabis studies - four funded by the National Institutes of Health and three by UMiami.

"Fatigue makes cowards of us all" - Vince Lombardi
This quote has been my source of grounding over the past 10 years conducting research on a highly stigmatized plant. My advice is to ensure we take care of ourselves in a way to reduce fatigue in our journey toward conducting cannabis studies and caring for patients so that we do not become "cowards".

Dr. Denise C. Vidot