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Steven P. Wallace

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Steven P. Wallace

Professor/Associate Director
UCLA School of Public Health/UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Biography

Steven P. Wallace is a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health and an associate director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Professor Wallace is a leading national scholar on aging in communities of color. He has published research on access to long-term care by diverse elderly groups, the impact of health policy changes on racial/ethnic minority elderly, and the politics of aging. Other published research subjects include health and policy issues of older Latinos, Asian-Pacific Islander Americans, and African Americans in journals such as American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Gerontology, and Social Science and Medicine. Professor Wallace is a past chair of the Gerontological Health Section of American Public Health Association and a past chair of the Task Force on Health and Aging of the Association of Schools of Public Health. In 2000, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to research and lecture in Chile, where he studied the impact of public policies on health equity for the elderly. His current research focuses on healthy aging among older Californians, measuring income security for older adults, and studying access to care issues of Mexican immigrants. He received his doctorate in sociology from UC San Francisco.

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