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Mark Wolfson, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Mark Wolfson, Ph.D.


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Academic: 336-716-0380 | Department: 336-716-0380


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Education & Training

  • B.A., Indiana University-Bloomington, 1977
  • M.A., Catholic University of America, 1985
  • Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1988
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, 1989
  • Fellowship, University of California-Berke, 1990


  • Soc for Prevention Research
  • Am Evaluation Assn
  • Am Public Health Assn
  • Am Sociological Assn
Mark Wolfson, Ph.D.

Mark Wolfson, Ph.D.

Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Students; Universities; Alcohol Drinking; Smoking; Alcoholic Intoxication
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Academic: 336-716-0380 | Department: 336-716-0380


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Recent Publications

From dispensed to disposed: evaluating the effectiveness of disposal programs through a comparison with prescription drug monitoring program data. Egan KL, Gregory E, Sparks M, Wolfson M.. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2017;43(1):69-77.

Adolescents' and young adults' knowledge and beliefs about constituents in novel tobacco products. Wiseman KD, Cornacchione J, Wagoner KG, Noar SM, Moracco KE, Teal R, Wolfson M, Sutfin EL.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016;18(7):1581-1587.

Marijuana use trajectories and academic outcomes among college students. Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Egan KL, Sutfin EL, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016;162():137-145.

Assessing and predicting susceptibility to waterpipe tobacco use among college students. Lipkus IM, Reboussin BA, Wolfson M, Sutfin EL.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015;17(9):1120-1125.

The impact of trying electronic cigarettes on cigarette smoking by college students: a prospective analysis. Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Debinski B, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(8):e83-e89.

First tobacco product tried: associations with smoking status and demographics among college students. Sutfin EL, Sparks A, Pockey JR, Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Addict Behav. 2015;51():152-157.

K2 and Spice use among a cohort of college students in southeast region of the USA. Egan KL, Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Spangler J, Wagoner KG, Sutfin EL, Debinski B, Wolfson M.. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2015;41(4):317-322.

The role of smokeless tobacco use in smoking persistence among male college students. Wolfson M, Suerken CK, Egan KL, Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Wagoner KG, Spangler J.. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2015;41(6):541-546.

Electronic cigarette trial and use among young adults: reasons for trial and cessation of vaping. Biener L, Song E, Sutfin EL, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12(12):16019-26.

First-year college students' interest in trying dissolvable tobacco products. Wolfson M, Pockey JR, Reboussin BA, Sutfin EL, Egan KL, Wagoner KG, Spangler JG.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014;134():309-313.

Prevalence of marijuana use at college entry and risk factors for initiation during freshman year. Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Sutfin EL, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Addict Behav. 2014;39(1):302-307.

What are young adults smoking in their hookahs? A latent class analysis of substances smoked. Sutfin EL, Song EY, Reboussin BA, Wolfson M.. Addict Behav. 2014;39(7):1191-1196.

E-cigarette availability and promotion among retail outlets near college campuses in two southeastern states. Wagoner KG, Song EY, Egan KL, Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014;16(8):1150-1155.

Correlates of smokeless tobacco use among first year college students. Spangler J, Song E, Pockey J, Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Wagoner K, Wolfson M.. Health Educ J. 2014;73(6):693-701.

Social host policies and underage drinking parties. Wagoner KG, Sparks M, Francisco VT, Wyrick D, Nichols T, Wolfson M.. Subst Use Misuse. 2013;48(1-2):41-53.

Protective effects of drinking with parents in youth: the authors respond [letter]. Reboussin BA, Song EY, Wolfson M.. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013;74(2):354-355.

Commentary on Maclennan et al. (2013): Evolution of local alcohol policy research. What's next?. Wolfson M.. Addiction. 2013;108(5):896-897.

Alcohol-related injury among Greek-letter college students: defining a target population for secondary prevention. O'Brien MC, McNamara RS, McCoy TP, Sutfin EL, Wolfson M, Rhodes SD.. J Health Psychol. 2013;18(4):461-469.

Doctors and demonstrators: how political institutions shape abortion law in the United States, Britain, and Canada, by Drew Halfmann [book review]. Wolfson M.. Mobilization. 2013;18(1):109-110.

Electronic cigarette use by college students. Sutfin EL, McCoy TP, Morrell HE, Hoeppner BB, Wolfson M.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;131(3):214-221.

Simultaneous use of non-medical ADHD prescription stimulants and alcohol among undergraduate students. Egan KL, Reboussin BA, Blocker JN, Wolfson M, Sutfin EL.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;131(1-2):71-77.

Caffeinated alcohol, sensation seeking, and injury risk. O'Brien MC, McCoy TP, Egan KL, Goldin S, Rhodes SD, Wolfson M.. J Caffeine Res. 2013;3(2):59-66.

Building capacity for tobacco research in Hungary. Foley K, Easterling D, Rogers T, Sutfin E, Wolfson M, Spangler J, Balazs, P. In: Balazs P, ed. Increasing capacity for tobacco research in Hungary 2008-2013. Budapest (HU): Institute for the History of Hungarian Sciences;2013: 9-22.

Everyone says it's ok: adolescents' perceptions of peer, parent, and community alcohol norms, alcohol consumption, and alcohol-related consequences. Song EY, Smiler AP, Wagoner KG, Wolfson M.. Subst Use Misuse. 2012;47(1):86-98.

Screening and brief intervention for tobacco use by student health providers on college campuses. Sutfin EL, McNamara RS, Blocker JN, Ip EH, O'Brien MC, Wolfson M.. J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(1):66-73.

Prevalence estimates of health risk behaviors of immigrant Latino men who have sex with men. Rhodes SD, McCoy TP, Hergenrather KC, Vissman AT, Wolfson M, Alonzo J, Bloom FR, Alegria-Ortega J, Eng E.. J Rural Health. 2012;28(1):73-83.

Tobacco use by college students: a comparison of daily and nondaily smokers. Sutfin EL, McCoy TP, Berg CJ, Champion H, Helme DW, O'Brien MC, Wolfson M.. Am J Health Behav. 2012;36(2):218-229.

Sample size estimation for alternating logistic regressions analysis of multilevel randomized community trials of under-age drinking. Reboussin BA, Preisser JS, Song E-Y, Wolfson M.. J R Stat Soc Ser A Stat Soc. 2012;175(3):691-712.

Free alcohol use and consequences: gender differences among undergraduates. Wagoner KG, Blocker J, McCoy TP, Sutfin EL, Champion H, Wolfson M.. Am J Health Behav. 2012;36(4):446-458.

The role of residence hall characteristics and policies in high-risk drinking by college students [abstract]. Wolfson M, Egan K, Song E, Lentz A, McCoy T.. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012;36(Suppl 1):148A.

Risk behavior of runaways who return home. Arnold EM, Song E-Y, Legault C, Wolfson M.. Vulnerable Child Youth Stud. 2012;7(3):283-297.

A review of social host policies focused on underage drinking parties: suggestions for future research. Wagoner KG, Francisco VT, Sparks M, Wyrick D, Nichols T, Wolfson M.. J Drug Educ. 2012;42(1):99-117.

Social influences on the clustering of underage risky drinking and its consequences in communities. Reboussin BA, Song EY, Wolfson M.. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2012;73(6):890-898.

2009-2010 seasonal influenza vaccination coverage among college students from 8 universities in North Carolina. Poehling KA, Blocker J, Ip EH, Peters TR, Wolfson M.. J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(8):541-547.

Impact of a randomized campus/community trial to prevent high-risk drinking among college students. Wolfson M, Champion H, McCoy TP, Rhodes SD, Ip EH, Blocker JN, Martin BA, Wagoner KG, O'Brien MC, Sutfin EL, Mitra A, Durant RH.. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012;36(10):1767-1778.

Prevalence and correlates of waterpipe tobacco smoking by college students in North Carolina. Sutfin EL, McCoy TP, Reboussin BA, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011;115(1-2):131-136.

Evaluation of free to grow: head start partnerships to promote substance-free communities. Wolfson M, Champion H, Rogers T, Neiberg RH, Barker DC, Talton JW, Ip EH, D'Agostino RB Jr, Parries MT, Easterling D.. Eval Rev. 2011;35(2):153-188.

The impact of alcohol outlet density on the geographic clustering of underage drinking behaviors within census tracts. Reboussin BA, Song E-Y, Wolfson M.. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011;35(8):1541-1549.

Geographic clustering of underage drinking and the influence of community characteristics. Reboussin BA, Preisser JS, Song E-Y, Wolfson M.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010;106(1):38-47.

The institutionalization of community action in public health. Wolfson M, Parries M. In: Banaszak-Holl J, Levitsky S, Zald MN, eds. Social movements and the transformation of American health care. New York: Oxford University Press;2010: 117-127.

Latino men who have sex with men and HIV in the rural south-eastern USA: findings from ethnographic in-depth interviews. Rhodes SD, Hergenrather KC, Aronson RE, Bloom FR, Felizzola J, Wolfson M, Vissman AT, Alonzo J, Boeving Allen A, McGuire J, et al.. Cult Health Sex. 2010;12(7):797-812.

Community organizing goes to college: a practice-based model to implement environmental strategies to reduce high-risk drinking on college campuses. Wagoner KG, Rhodes SD, Lentz AW, Wolfson M.. Health Promot Pract. 2010;11(6):817-827.

Selected community characteristics and underage drinking. Song E-Y, Reboussin BA, Foley KL, Kaltenbach LA, Wagoner KG, Wolfson M.. Subst Use Misuse. 2009;44(2):179-194.

Are college student smokers really a homogeneous group? A latent class analysis of college student smokers. Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, McCoy TP, Wolfson M.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009;11(4):444-454.

Attrition bias in a U.S. Internet survey of alcohol use among college freshmen. McCoy TP, Ip EH, Blocker JN, Champion H, Rhodes SD, Wagoner KG, Mitra A, Wolfson M.. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009;70(4):606-614.

College students' exposure to secondhand smoke. Wolfson M, McCoy TP, Sutfin EL.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009;11(8):977-984.

Behavioral risk disparities in a random sample of self-identifying gay and non-gay male university students. Rhodes SD, McCoy TP, Wilkin AM, Wolfson M.. J Homosex. 2009;56(8):1083-1100.

The negative consequences of other students' drinking: inventory development and assessment of differences by student characteristics and risk behaviors. Rhodes SD, McCoy TP, Omli MR, Cohen GM, Wagoner KG, Durant RH, Vissman AT, Wolfson M.. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2009;21(4):519-529.

Viewing professional wrestling on television and engaging in violent and other health risk behaviors. DuRant RH, Neiberg R, Champion H, Rhodes SD, Wolfson M.. South Med J. 2008;101(2):129-137.

Caffeinated cocktails: energy drink consumption, high-risk drinking, and alcohol-related consequences among college students. O'Brien MC, McCoy TP, Rhodes SD, Wagoner A, Wolfson M.. Acad Emerg Med. 2008;15(5):453-460.

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