Dr. Jeff Chen

Chief Science Officer

Dr. Jeff Chen MD/MBA is an impact entrepreneur, scientist, and storyteller.  He is the Co-founder and CEO of Radicle Science. He was the Founder and former Exec Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative (one of the first in the world), which grew under his leadership to 40 faculty across 18 UCLA departments conducting cannabinoid related research, education, and policy projects. Jeff has broad experience as Co-founder, Managing Partner, Investor, Board Member, and Advisor to companies, not-for-profits, and venture firms in life science, sustainability, tech, and media. Dr. Chen has been featured in Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, VICE, CNN, TIME, NPR and Entrepreneur, and he’s part of the Medical Team at Healthline Media (86M visitors/month). He’s a David Geffen Fellow, U.S. patent holder, and Industry Mentor for the U.S. National Institutes of Health Innovation CORPs.  Jeff earned his MD and MBA concurrently at UCLA on a full merit scholarship, following a B.S. at Cornell. You can follow him at @drjeffchen