Dr. Marsha Rosenbaum is a sociologist and director of the San Francisco office of the Lindesmith Center, a drug policy institute. She has been the Principal Investigator on ten grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In this capacity, Dr. Rosenbaum has completed studies of women heroin addicts, methadone maintenance treatment and policy, MDMA (Ecstasy), cocaine, and drug use during pregnancy. She has written numerous scholarly articles about drug use and abuse, women, treatment, and policy.Her professional activities include serving as a Board member to the Harm Reduction Coalition, and to the Humanistic Alternatives to Addiction, Research and Treatment. She is a member of the Princeton Working Group on the Future of Drug Use and Alternatives to Drug Prohibition (1990-present), and is on the Advisory Board of the Drug Research Group of the Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Change (Queens College, 1995-present). Dr. Rosenbaum is also a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal on Drug Policy and the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.
(1997). Women and drugs: Twenty-five years of research and policy. In J. Lowinson (Ed.), Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.(1996). Kids, Drugs, and Drug Education: A Harm Reduction Approach. San Francisco: National Council on Crime and Delinquency.(1995). Ethnographic notes on Ecstasy use among professionals. In J. Inciardi & K. McElrath (Eds.), The American Drug Scene: An Anthology. Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing Co.(1994). Pursuit of Ecstasy: The MDMA Experience. New York: SUNY Press.