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.
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