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Jerry Epstein

Jerry Epstein

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Jerry Epstein is the president of the Drug Policy Forum of Texas and a contributing expert in drug policy at the Baker Institute. In 1995, he co-founded the Drug Policy Forum of Texas with G. Alan Robison, retired chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, to promote the discussion of scientific information about drugs and effective alternatives to existing drug policy. Epstein has collaborated with Baker Institute senior fellow William Martin on various projects since 2001. He holds a B.A. in history from Rice University and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Houston.

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