President, IMPACT Network
Dr. Michele Noonan Ross is President of the IMPACT Network. She is known across the globe as the first female scientist on reality television, starring on the hit CBS show Big Brother in 2009. She is also one of the first scientists to come out of the cannabis closet, and has become a vocal advocate for patient rights after her own rights were violated. She is a frequent media expert speaking on the endocannabinoid system.
Dr. Ross is the author of “Vitamin Weed: a 4-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Endocannabinoid Deficiency,” the first guide on how to boost your endocannabinoid system naturally with dietary phytocannabinoids. Her first book, “Train Your Brain To Get Thin: Prime Your Gray Cells For Weight Loss, Wellness, and Exercise,” was published in 2012. Dr. Ross co-founded GreenStone Labs in May 2013 to bring new cannabis technologies to market.
Dr. Ross holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has researched addiction, mental health, and psychopharmacology for over 10 years. She has a Bachelors in Psychology from Boston College, and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) before she appeared on Big Brother. Dr. Ross is a proud member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) and the Colorado Cannabis Clinicians. A selection of her scientific papers is available on Google Scholar.