Our Team

From our founders and executive team to our advisors and researchers, we have assembled some of the foremost experts and trailblazers to transform clinical trials and health insight generation.

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Pelin Thorogood, M.Eng, MBA
Co-founder, Executive Chairwoman
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Jeffrey Chen, MD, MBA
Co-founder, CEO

Founding team

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Michelle L. Shuffett, MD
Chief Growth Officer
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Ted Roth, JD
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer
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Emily K. Pauli, PharmD
VP of Research
Meghan Laurs, MBA
Customer Success Director
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Kelsey Laird, PhD
Research Scientist
Jessica Saleska, PhD, MPH
Research Scientist
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Martin Hahn, JD
Regulatory Counsel
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Bruce Hansen, MBA
Independent Director

Advisory Team

Our advisory team brings together experts from the cutting edge of science, technology, health and beyond to support our mission to offer the first ever path to natural medicine validation.

Scientific Advisory Board
Strategic Advisory Board
Scientific Experts
Rhona Applebaum
Rhona S. Applebaum, PhD
CPG, Health, & Regulation.
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Noah Federman, MD
Clinical Trials.
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Jonathan Fielding, MD, MBA, MA, MPH
Public Health.
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Sherry Franklin, MD
Health Insurance.
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Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, PhD
Innovation & Research.
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Sean Young, PhD
Data & Analytics.
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Katharina Sophia Volz, PhD
Drug Discovery.
Jaclyn Bowen, MPH, MS
Consumer Quality & Safety.
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Michael Kamins, MBA
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Charlie Lyons
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Satish Tadikonda, PhD
Health Tech.
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Social Change.
Miroslav backonja
Miroslav “Misha” Backonja, MD
Clinical Professor of Pain Medicine, University of Washington.
Alexander "Sasha" Bystritsky, MD, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Science, UCLA.
Chris colwell
Chris Colwell, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Science, UCLA.
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Derek Loewy, PhD
Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine at Scripps Clinic Sleep Center.
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Ethan Russo, MD
Neurologist. Psychopharmacologist.
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Kate Taylor, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Science, UCLA.
Ryan Vandrey
Ryan Vandrey, PhD
Professor, Behavioral Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University.
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Jill Waalen, MD, MPH
Co-director, Biostatistics, Scripps Research Translational Institute
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"I’ve personally experienced how a data-driven approach can transform entire industries. I co-founded Radicle Science to bring that same evidence-based thinking to advance natural medicine science. It is about time we leverage the power of rigorous health outcome data at scale to inform smarter health and business decisions for all."

Pelin Thorogood, M.Eng, MBA
Radicle Science Co-founder

"I spent my whole life becoming a physician so I could heal, only to realize our modern medicines were failing so many folks who were suffering. I co-founded Radicle Science to unlock an entirely new category of trusted treatments. Radicle Science is ushering in a new era of effective democratized medicines by validating the health effects of natural products for the first time."

Jeffrey Chen, MD, MBA
Radicle Science Co-founder

"As an expert speaker, the most common question I get about CBD is “how do I know how much to use and when?” Radicle Science will help answer that by providing rigorous data for the first time in history. These insights will arm health care providers with insights to guide their patients and empower consumers to make smart choices for themselves."

Michelle L. Shuffett, MD
Chief Growth Officer

"Beginning as adolescents, we make decisions that have lifelong consequences for our health and well being —and often without the necessary information. Radicle Science gives me the opportunity to help validate natural medicine efficacy for the first time ever to increase our confidence in those all-important choices we each make."

Ted Roth, JD

advanced university degrees

We’re a highly-experienced team of renowned experts and trailblazers operating at the intersection of digital health, big data, and natural medicines.


of years of experience

Our collective experience in clinical trials, big data and analytics, public health, pharma, FDA and digital marketing bring a new approach to clinical trials and insight generation.


big idea, boldly executed

Radicle Science reimagines the traditional pharmaceutical and academic research model to deliver rigorous health outcome data at a fraction of the time and cost.

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