Operating out of the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Science, Prevention, and Treatment, “Cannabis, Health, and Addiction Over the lifeSpan” (CHAOS) Lab is directed by Dr. Kent Hutchison, Professor of Psychiatry at CU Anschutz Medical Campus and Director of the nascent Rocky Mountain Cannabis Research Center (RM-CRC).
Our research is focused on understanding how cannabinoids like CBD and THC influence the endocannabinoid system which in turn influences the immune system and the brain. This research has implications for chronic pain, anxiety, sleep, and opioid and alcohol use. There are also important implications of this research for our aging population.
At the CHAOS Lab we have a passion for science, innovative research design, and the translation of research into public health interventions and policy. Our team-based approach is scientifically rigorous and mentorship driven, and we provide opportunities for growth to individuals at all stages of their professional development. We strive for representation in terms of perspective, age, ethnicity, disability status, and gender. We leverage collaborations across disciplines to build a stronger and healthier community for all.
At CHAOS Lab we have a passion for perpetual learning, public dissemination, and innovative research design that improves public health. Our team-based approach is scientifically rigorous and mentorship driven, and we provide opportunity to individuals at all stages of their professional development. We strive to include diversity of representation in terms of perspective, academic background, race, age, ethnicity, disability status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and veteran status. We leverage collaborations across disciplines to build a stronger and healthier community for all.
The CHAOS team is made up of a highly engaged and collaborative team of researchers. We recognize that diverse teams conduct better research. We foster an environment where team members are treated equally, and where we respect our differences. The team includes faculty, postdocs, students at all levels, and staff.