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Wallace, Barbara
Professor of Health Education
Health & Behavior Studies

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Educational Background

A.B., Princeton University;

M.A., Ph.D., City University of New York

Post-Doctoral Training, NDRI, Inc.

Scholarly Interests

  • Global leadership training for health education (i.e. http://globalhelp.columbia.edu/);
  • fostering a new field of equity in health and global movement to bring about equity in health for all (i.e. www.JEHonline.org);
  • health disparities research (e.g. www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi/healthdisparities/);
  • online survey research and healthcare website evaluation research;
  • research using an original packet of tools to measure perceptions of and coping responses to racism and/or oppression;
  • capacity building for local and global HIV/AIDS prevention;
  • diversity training for multicultural competence; invisible, covert and visible overt violence;
  • primary, secondary and tertiary violence prevention in school- and community-based settings;
  • domestic violence;
  • addictions and dependencies, especially to crack and cocaine;
  • relapse prevention;
  • drug abuse and HIV/AIDS;
  • health promotion in multicultural settings.

Selected Publications

  • Wallace, B.C. (2008). Introduction to the Inaugural Issue of The Journal of Equity in Health, The Journal of Equity in Health, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1-6.
Dr. Wallace's books include the following:
  • Wallace, B.C. (Editor). (2008). Toward Equity in Health: A New Global Approach to Health Disparities (Springer Publications);
  • Wallace, B.C. (2005). HIV/AIDS Peer Education Training Manual: Combining African Healing Wisdom and Evidence-Based Approaches to Behavior Change (StarSpirit Press);
  • Wallace, B.C. (2005). Making Mandated Addiction Treatment Work (Rowman & Littlefield);
  • Wallace, B.C. & Carter, R.T. (Editors). (2003). Understanding and Dealing with Violence: A Multicultural Approach;
  • Wallace, B.C. (2001). The Chemically Dependent: Phases of Treatment and Recovery (Editor, 1992, Brunner/Mazel, Inc.); Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment for Community Mental Health Promotion (1996, Praeger Publishers);
  • Wallace, B. C. (1991). Crack Cocaine: A Practical Treatment Approach for the Chemically Dependent (1991, Brunner/Mazel, Inc.).


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