Steven Wallace, Ph.D.

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UCLA Professor, Community Health Sciences
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1987 - 1987
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1979 - 1979

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Center for Health Sciences
650 C. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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10960 Wilshire Blvd., #1550
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Steven P. Wallace, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health where he has been a faculty member since 1990. Dr. Wallace is a leading scholar nationally in the area of aging in communities of color, having published widely on topics including access to long-term care by diverse elderly, disparities in the consequences of health policy changes on racial/ethnic minority elderly, and the politics of aging. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as American Journal of Public Health, PanAmerican Journal of Public Health, Journal of Gerontology:Social Sciences, and Social Science and Medicine. He has published over 30 book chapters and several dozen policy briefs. Ten of his articles have been reprinted in edited books. Professor Wallace is Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and Associate Director of the SPH Center for Global and Immigrant Health. He is a past chair of the Gerontological Health Section of the American Public Health Association, Co-PI of the coordinating center for NIA?s Resource Centers on Minority Aging Research, and PI of several projects that provide community-based training on how to use data to advocate for improving access to care for underserved populations in California. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and acts as a consultant to foundations and public agencies on strategic directions for aging funding and services. Wallace received a Fulbright Fellowship for research and lecturing in Chile in 2000 where he studied the impact of public policies on health equity among the elderly. Wallace earned his doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco.


Otiniano Angie Denisse, Carroll-Scott Amy, Toy Peggy, Wallace Steven P   Supporting Latino communities' natural helpers: a case study of promotoras in a research capacity building course Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2012; 14(4): 657-63.
Carroll-Scott Amy, Toy Peggy, Wyn Roberta, Zane Jazmin I, Wallace Steven P   Results from the Data & Democracy initiative to enhance community-based organization data and research capacity American journal of public health, 2012; 102(7): 1384-91.
Padilla-Frausto D Imelda, Wallace Steven P   The Federal Poverty Level does not meet data needs of the California legislature Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2012; 102(PB2012-1): 1-8.
Satter Delight E, Roby Dylan H, Smith Lauren M, Avendano Kathalena K, Kaslow Jackie, Wallace Steven P   Costs of smoking and policy strategies for California American Indian communities Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, 2012; 27 Suppl 1(2): S91-105.
Arredondo Armando, Orozco Emanuel, Wallace Steven P, Rodríguez Michael   Health insurance for undocumented immigrants: opportunities and barriers on the Mexican side of the US border The International journal of health planning and management, 2012; 27(1): 50-62.
Villa Valentine M, Wallace Steven P, Bagdasaryan Sofya, Aranda Maria P   Hispanic Baby Boomers: health inequities likely to persist in old age The Gerontologist, 2012; 52(2): 166-76.
Kietzman Kathryn G, Durazo Eva M, Torres Jacqueline M, Choi Anne Soon, Wallace Steven P   Independence at risk: older Californians with disabilities struggle to remain at home as public supports shrink Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2011; 27(PB2011-10): 1-8.
Lui Camillia K, Wallace Steven P   A common denominator: calculating hospitalization rates for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions in California Preventing chronic disease, 2011; 8(5): A102.
Durazo Eva M, Jones Melissa R, Wallace Steven P, Van Arsdal Jessica, Aydin May, Stewart Connie   The health status and unique health challenges of rural older adults in California Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2011; 8(PB2011-7): 1-8.
Wallace Steven P, Cochran Susan D, Durazo Eva M, Ford Chandra L   The health of aging lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2011; 8(PB2011-2): 1-8.
Vargas Bustamante Arturo, Fang Hai, Garza Jeremiah, Carter-Pokras Olivia, Wallace Steven P, Rizzo John A, Ortega Alexander N   Variations in Healthcare Access and Utilization Among Mexican Immigrants: The Role of Documentation Status Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2010; .
Wallace Steven P, Padilla-Frausto D Imelda, Smith Susan E   Older adults need twice the federal poverty level to make ends meet in California Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2010; (PB2010-8): 1-8.
Delp Linda, Wallace Steven P, Geiger-Brown Jeanne, Muntaner Carles   Job stress and job satisfaction: home care workers in a consumer-directed model of care Health services research, 2010; 45(4): 922-40.
Wallace Steven P, Pourat Nadereh, Durazo Eva, Leos Rosana   Older Californians at risk for avoidable falls Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2010; 45(PB2010-3): 1-6.
Wallace Steven P, Benjamin A E, Villa Valentine M, Pourat Nadereh   California budget cuts fray the long-term care safety net Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2009; 29(PB2009-8): 1-8.
Ortega Alexander N, Horwitz Sarah M, Fang Hai, Kuo Alice A, Wallace Steven P, Inkelas Moira   Documentation status and parental concerns about development in young US children of Mexican origin Academic pediatrics, 2009; 9(4): 278-82.
Wallace Steven P, Mendez-Luck Carolyn, Castañeda Xóchitl   Heading south: why Mexican immigrants in California seek health services in Mexico Medical care, 2009; 47(6): 662-9.
Wallace Steven P, Smith Susan E   Half a million older Californians living alone unable to make ends meet Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2009; 29(PB2009-4): 1-6.
Mendez-Luck Carolyn A, Kennedy David P, Wallace Steven P   Guardians of health: the dimensions of elder caregiving among women in a Mexico City neighborhood Social science & medicine (1982), 2009; 68(2): 228-34.
Mendez-Luck Carolyn A, Kennedy David P, Wallace Steven P   Concepts of burden in giving care to older relatives: a study of female caregivers in a Mexico City neighborhood Journal of cross-cultural gerontology, 2008; 23(3): 265-82.
Wallace Steven P, Gutiérrez Verónica F, Castañeda Xóchitl   Access to preventive services for adults of Mexican origin Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2008; 10(4): 363-71.
Wallace Steven P, Molina L Cricel   Federal poverty guideline underestimates costs of living for older persons in California Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2008; 29(PB2008-1): 1-4.
Mendez-Luck Carolyn A, Yu Hongjian, Meng Ying-Ying, Jhawar Mona, Wallace Steven P   Estimating health conditions for small areas: asthma symptom prevalence for state legislative districts Health services research, 2007; 42(6 Pt 2): 2389-409.
Ortega Alexander N, Fang Hai, Perez Victor H, Rizzo John A, Carter-Pokras Olivia, Wallace Steven P, Gelberg Lillian   Health care access, use of services, and experiences among undocumented Mexicans and other Latinos Archives of internal medicine, 2007; 167(21): 2354-60.
Yang Joshua S, Wallace Steven P   Expansion of health insurance in California unlikely to act as magnet for undocumented immigration Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2007; 29(PB2007-7): 1-6.
Rodríguez Michael A, Wallace Steven P, Woolf Nicholas H, Mangione Carol M   Mandatory reporting of elder abuse: between a rock and a hard place Annals of family medicine, 2007; 4(5): 403-9.
Yu Hongjian, Meng Ying-Ying, Mendez-Luck Carolyn A, Jhawar Mona, Wallace Steven P   Small-area estimation of health insurance coverage for California legislative districts American journal of public health, 2007; 97(4): 731-7.
Rodríguez, M.A. S.P. Wallace N.H. Woolf C.M. Mangione   Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Annals of Family Medicine, 2006; 4(5/6): 403-409.
Pourat Nadereh, Kagawa-Singer Marjorie, Wallace Steven P   Are managed care Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions satisfied with their care? Journal of aging and health, 2006; 18(1): 70-90.
Wallace Steven P, Gutiérrez Verónica F   Equity of access to health care for older adults in four major Latin American cities Revista panamericana de salud pública = Pan American journal of public health, 2006; 17(5-6): 394-409.
Wallace, S.P. V.F. Gutierrez   Equity of access to health care for older persons in four Latin American Countries:Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, Pan American Journal of Public Health, 2005; 17(5/6): 394-409.
Wallace, S.P.   The public health perspective on aging, Generations, 2005; 29(2): 5-10.
Levy-Storms Lené, Wallace Steven P   Use of mammography screening among older Samoan women in Los Angeles county: a diffusion network approach Social science & medicine (1982), 2003; 57(6): 987-1000.
Wallace Steven P, Villa Valentine M   Equitable health systems: cultural and structural issues for Latino elders American journal of law & medicine, 2003; 29(2-3): 247-67.
Marín Pedro Paulo, Wallace Steven P   Health care for the elderly in Chile: a country in transition Aging clinical and experimental research, 2002; 14(4): 271-8.
Wallace, Steven P.   Equidad en la atencion medica del adulto mayor en Chile: papel de la prevision [Medical Care Equity for Older Persons in Chile: The Role of the Insurance Sector], Revista de la CEPAL/ CEPAL Review, 2002; 78 : 125-138.
Wallace, Steven P., Emily Abel, Pam Stefanowitz, Nadereh Pourat   Long-term care and the elderly population, Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management, 2001; 205-223.
Wallace, SP Levy-Storms, L Kington, RS Andersen, RM   The persistence of race and ethnicity in the use of long-term care The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences. , 1998; 53(2): S104-12.

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