Mark Wolfson is Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He has over 25 years of experience in conducting research on substance abuse among youth and young adults, with a particular interest in the role of community-based environmental strategies in prevention. His current research projects include a 7-state, 24 community study of community-driven strategies to prevent underage drinking parties (funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism), a study of best practices for local policies and enforcement strategies to reduce underage drinking (funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention), and the independent evaluation of the National Training Institute of Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America. He is also conducting research on physician attitudes about prescribing opioids. Dr. Wolfson serves as Executive Director of North Carolina Community Initiatives (NCCI), funded by the NC Department of Health and Human Services.