Dr. Mohammed Forouzesh is currently a professor of public health In the Health Science Department, at California State University, at Long Beach (CSULB). He was recognized in 2008 by the university as an outstanding professor of the year. He served as the department graduate director for thirteen years (1998-2011). He has expertise working with tobacco, and other drug prevention, education, and treatment. 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 since 2002. In 2014 he was selected as an Ambassador of Peace by the Orange County Violence Prevention Coalition.