Jason Paltzer works in the area of alcohol epidemiology and substance abuse prevention in low-income populations. His research focuses on adapting behavioral screening and intervention for use in community-based settings with a specific interest in leveraging community health and faith-based partnerships to develop effective peer support recovery programs. He received his MPH from the University of Minnesota and his PhD in Population Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin. He has worked in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America with various community and church-based health initiatives. Dr. Paltzer sits on the board of directors for Esperanca, a global health organization based in Phoenix, Arizona and serves as a global health and development consultant for faith-based organizations.