Steve Wallace, PHD
Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA
Steve Wallace is Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Director of the NIA‐funded Resource Centers for Mi‐ nority Aging Research CoordinaƟng Center, and Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research . He earned his PhD in sociology from UCSF. Wallace is a leading scholar in the U.S. in the area of aging in communities of color. He has published research on access to long‐term care by elderly groups, inequities in the consequences of health policy changes for racial/ethnic minority elderly, and the politics of aging. His interest in reaching a policy and key stakeholder audience has led him to publish several dozen policy briefs and reports at the Center. His work has received broad media coverage, including articles and stories in the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, NaƟonal Public Radio, and Fox News. He has testified at state legislative hearings and in other forums, and his research has informed state laws. Funding for his work is currently from CDC, DHHS, NIH, The Common‐ wealth Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson FoundaƟon. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and received the APHA Aging & Public Health Section’s leadership award, the Birren Senior Scholar Award from the California Council on Gerontology & Geriatrics, and the USC Roybal Center’s Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging.