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California State University, Long Beach
Health Science Department at CSULB

Mohammed R. Forouzesh, Ph.D., C.H.E.S.

Dr. Mohammed Forouzesh is currently a professor of public health In the Health Science Department, at California State University, at Long Beach (CSULB).  Dr. Forouzesh was selected by the university as an outstanding professor of the year in 2008.  He served as the department graduate director for several years (1998-2011).  He has expertise working with tobacco and other drug prevention, education, and addiction. He is a consultant on several county and federal grants on health promotion and drug prevention.  He has worked on numerous research and evaluation projects including, gang prevention, nicotine addiction and cessation, prescription drug abuse, Peer-Court, and violence prevention targeting minority community.  He is a member of California Tobacco Control Evaluation Group, and serves on the South Orange county Drug Advisory Committee.  He provides consultation to several public health departments including Los Angeles County and the Orange County Health Care Agency. He works closely with the Orange County Department of Education on Violence prevention strategies for K-12 and the impact of trauma on learning.  He is an invited speaker to several community groups including the Kiwanis Club, American Lung Association, and Human in the Making Foundation.  He is a Fellow of the American Association of Health Education.  In 2014, the Orange County Violence Prevention Coalition selected him as an Ambassador of Peace.  He is currently serving as a vice president to VPCPC.