Jean Forster has research interests in chronic disease risk reduction strategies, particularly community-level policy intervention studies in alcohol, tobacco control, and UV exposure. She teaches Public Health Policy as a Prevention Strategy and Legislative Advocacy Skills for Public Health. She holds a Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and a M.P.H. in Community Health Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Her expertise is in Community Intervention, Community-Based Research, Disparities, Policy / Politics, Tobacco, Tobacco: Policy, Tobacco: Prevention. Her research interests include: Public health policy as a prevention strategy; Community-based strategies for chronic disease prevention Tobacco Policy Research Group.