2017 Panel Members

The Research Advisory Panel of California (RAPC) consists of the Panel Chairman, Executive Director, and the Panel Members.


  • Edward P. O'Brien, J.D.
  • Deputy Attorney General IV, State of California AG's Office, San Francisco
  • Panel Chairman, Appointed by the State of California Attorney General

  • Y. Jennifer Ahn, Pharm.D.
  • Executive Director
  • Appointed by the State of California Attorney General


  • David A. Baron, DO, MSEd
  • Asst Dean, USC Keck School of Medicine
  • Appointed by the University of Southern California

  • C. Angie Chen, MD, FACP
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Appointed by the California Medical Association (CMA)

  • Patrick R. Finley, Pharm.D.
  • Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF School of Pharmacy
  • Appointed by the California State Board of Pharmacy

  • Andrew S. Kayser, MD, PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Appointed by the University of California

  • Anna Lembke, M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Appointed by the Governor Brown

  • Laurence R. Upjohn, Pharm.D.
  • Chief, Science and Education Section, CA Dept of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch
  • Appointed by the State of California Department of Public Health