David Casarett, MD, MA

Chief of Palliative Care

David Casarett, MD, MA is a palliative care physician and health services researcher whose work focuses on improving systems of care for people with serious, life- threatening illnesses. He is a professor of Medicine at Duke University where he is also the Chief of Palliative Care. Dr. Casarett is the author of more than 100 articles in journals including JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine, and his writing has appeared in Discover, Newsweek, the New York Times, and Wired. He is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the US government to researchers in the early stages of their careers. Dr. Casarett is also the author of Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana, published in 2015.

"I have to believe there are other, better options to get you to better sleep, and Proper’s strategy of natural remedies plus coaching is really exciting. If we can help even a few people get away from lifelong dependence on OTC drugs or prescription medications, that’s a big win."

What Is The Entourage Effect?

Cannabis research is very much so in development, but here’s what we know about the entourage effect to date.

Nov. 30, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi, David Casarett, MD, MA & Alice D. Hirschel

CBD vs Melatonin For Sleep

Discover the benefits and trade-offs of each, as well as a solution that combines both.

Sep. 14, 2021

By Alice D. Hirschel, David Casarett, MD, MA & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

The 5 Best Terpenes For Sleep [2022]

Terpenes are what give things like pine trees + orange peels their distinct scents. So what do they have to do with CBD + sleep?

Mar. 16, 2021

By David Casarett, MD, MA

Algal Oil: What Is It + What Are Its Benefits

The low-down on algal oil vs fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, its health benefits (sleep, heart health, cognitive function, eye health), + more.

Mar. 02, 2021

By David Casarett, MD, MA

Broad Spectrum CBD: What Is It + What Are Its Benefits

What broad spectrum hemp extract is, how it compares to other forms of CBD, health benefits, + more.

Feb. 18, 2021

By David Casarett, MD, MA