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Mark Wolfson , Ph.D.

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

Telephone: 336-716-0380
Email: mwolfson@wakehealth.edu

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.

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