Wallace, Barbara C. (bcw3)

Barbara C. Wallace

Professor Emerita of Health Education

Office Location:

530H Building 528

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

Note ** with former student*

  • **(R) Lian*, Z., Wallace, B. C., & Fullilove, R. E. (2020). Mental health help-seeking intentions among Chinese international students in the US higher education system: The role of coping self-efficacy, social support, and stigma for seeking psychological help. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 11(3), 147.
  • **(R) Kalinowski*, J., Wallace, B. C., Williams, N. J., & Spruill, T. M. (2020). Women’s Perspectives On Provider Education Regarding Opioid Use. Journal of pain research, 13, 39.
  • **(R) Tettey, N.* & Wallace, B.C. (2019). Exploring website preferences for African American women: An evaluation of an Internet-based source of health information on eating healthy and being active. Global Journal of Health Science, Vol. 11, No. 5. 59-66
  • **(R) Chung, A*., Wallace, B.C., Stanton-Koko, M.,* Seixas, A., Jean-Louis, G. (2019). Feasibility and  Acceptability of a Culturally Tailored Website featuring Cartoons to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake and  Physical Activity Levels in African-American Mother-Child Dyads, JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 2 (1), e12501. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/12501
  • **(R) Lian, Z. & Wallace, B.C. (2018). Prevalence of past-year mental disorders and its correlates among Chinese international students in U.S. higher education, Journal of American College Health, 1-9, https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2018.1538147
  • **(R) Dunston, S.K*. & Wallace, B.C., Osuoha, C.  (2018). Empowerment as a key role in lowering HIV infection among women: A qualitative exploration of factors that impact sexual risk reduction. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, Vol 5, No 2. pp. 23-51. http://muse.jhu.edu/article/719774

Wallace's books include the following:

  • Wallace, B. C., (2019). Making mandated addiction treatment work, Second Edition, Rowman & Littlefield.
  • **Wallace, B.C., *Hidayana, I.  (2019), Breastfeeding or Formula?: The Advocate’s Countermarketing Training Manual. StarSpirit Press. (Also translated into Bahasa Indonesia by I. Hidayana)
  • 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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