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

Research Interests

cancer/oncogenesis, cross(mult/tnslat/inter)discip, health services, research/outc, prevention, substance abuse

Contact Information

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


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Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foley K, Easterling D, Rogers T, Sutfin E, Wolfson M, Spangler J, Balazs, P. Building capacity for tobacco research in Hungary 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Impact of a randomized campus/community trial to prevent high-risk drinking among college students. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012;36(10):1767-1778.

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

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

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

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

Wolfson M, Parries M. The institutionalization of community action in public health 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reboussin BA, Ip EH, Wolfson M. Locally dependent latent class models with covariates: an application to under-age drinking in the USA. J R Stat Soc Ser A Stat Soc. 2008;171(4):877-897.

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Mark Wolfson, Ph.D.

Mark Wolfson, Ph.D.

Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy

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