('72) Director Emerita, Drug Policy Alliance
Marsha R. Rosenbaum is an author, speaker and well-known expert on women, youth and drugs, addiction, treatment and drug policy issues. Currently, she is the president of the JK Irwin Foundation. Rosenbaum is director emerita of the San Francisco office of the Drug Policy Alliance. She has co-chaired international conferences and regularly speaks to Parent Teacher Associations, schools, drug treatment and prevention professionals and the media about teenagers and drugs and drug policy issues. From 1977 to 1995, she was the principal investigator on numerous National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded studies. Rosenbaum earned a B.A. from UC Berkeley in 1970, an M.A. in sociology in 1972 from San Francisco State and a doctorate in medical sociology from UC San Francisco in 1979. Rosenbaum supports numerous community, human services and environmental causes.