Division of Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Administrative Contact: Maria Parries
Room Number: VINE, 4109
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1063
|B.A. (Anthropology), Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1977
M.A. (Applied Social Research/Sociology), The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1985
Ph.D. (Sociology), The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1988
Postdoctoral (Organizations and Mental Health), Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1988-1989
Postdoctoral (Social Epidemiology of Alcohol Use), Alcohol Research Group, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1990
|Dr. Wolfson 's research focuses on (1) the forces shaping public policy on alcohol and tobacco use, and (2) the implementation
and impact of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug policy and prevention programs.
Dr. Wolfson is the Director of the Southeast Prevention Technology Transfer Center and the Co-Director of the Center for
Research on Substance Use and Addiction (CRSUA)
Currently, Dr. Wolfson directs the following studies:
Southeast Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Region 4). This 5 year study, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration, provides timely, high quality delivery of training and technical assistance services to the
substance abuse prevention field in Region 4.
Strategic Prevention Framework - Prescription Drugs. Supported by the Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse, Wake Forest
University Health Sciences analyses Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data for the five SPF-Rx communities, including
enhanced surveillance of PDMP utilization and prescribing patterns.
Evaluation and Support for the North Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention System. Wake Forest School of Medicine will
develop a state system evaluation plan, utilizing the NC SUPPORT data dashboard, ECCHO TA and Reporting system data,
NSDUH, Substance Use Prevention Block Grant Compliance Reports, and other relevant data sources. It will include process
and outcome evaluation components, as well a strategy for determining substance abuse prevention priorities.
North Carolina Behavioral Health Equity Initiative. Wake Forest School of Medicine serves as the coordinating center for
the North Carolina Community Initiatives. The purpose of this initiative is for local communities to identify and address
behavioral health disparities on a local level through a data and community-driven collaborative approach.
Mark Wolfson's Publications
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