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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Barbara C. Wallace

Professional Background

Educational Background

A.B., Princeton University; M.A.,
Ph.D., City University of New York

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.).

HBSS 4111: Addictions and dependencies

Social-psychological, cultural, clinical, and pharmacological factors associated with the use of psychoactive drugs and other compulsive behaviors.

HBSS 4114: Competence with Multicultural Populations: Research & Practice

Health status, needs, and problems of multicultural populations in urban environments and sensitivity to these issues in effective programs.

HBSS 4118: Principles of Health Related Behavioral and Social Change: Initiation to Maintenance

Theory and techniques for initiating and maintaining change for a variety of addictive and problem behaviors, including a focus on integrating relapse prevention, stages of change, and motivational interviewing. Attention is also paid to facilitating social change in varied organizational settings.

HBSS 4123: Violence and its Prevention

This course covers the nature and prevention of invisible and covert, as well as visible and overt violence, including intrapersonal, interpersonal, family, community, gang, school, societal, and international manifestations.

HBSS 4901: Research and independent study in health education

Permission required. Research and independent study under faculty direction. Proposals must have prior approval of a faculty member.

HBSS 5115: Assessment and counseling for health promotion

Assessment of clients health-compromising behaviors to reduce relapse and facilitate referrals to mental health staff; interventions for motivational counseling, psychoeducational group, and focus group formats are covered.

HBSS 5408: Practicum in individual health advisement

Individual and small group practice in the application of basic principles of counseling in the area of health problems.

HBSS 5410: Practicum in health education

Permission required. Advance registration required in the semester prior to taking the course. Intensive field experience in a community setting. Essay required at end of field experience.

HBSS 6510: Research seminar in health education

Permission required. Review of research literature, methods, and problems in health education.

HBSS 6901: Research and independent study in health education

Permission required. Open to matriculated doctoral students. Research and independent study under faculty direction. Proposals must have prior approval of a faculty member.

HBSS 7501: Dissertation seminar in health education

Permission required. Open to certified doctoral candidates only. Development and presentation of doctoral dissertation proposals.

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