Company: University of California, San Diego
Job title: Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Steven James, MD, MBA worked for over 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry designing clinical trials and educating health care professionals on emerging products from the research laboratory. After starting his industry career at Eli Lilly and Co., he went on to hold senior positions at several companies including Allergan, Shire, Merck Serono, Avanir and Insys. While in industry he had special interest in clinical trial recruitment and improving study outcomes. Most recently he completed “The Clinicians Guide to Cannabinoid Science” to raise awareness of the therapeutic promises of emerging cannabinoid medicines.
He received his MD from the University of Kentucky and MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Steven completed his residency in psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell) and fellowships at Stanford and the National Institute of Mental Health.
He is a Lifetime Fellow of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Fellow, American Board of Sleep Medicine.