Lawrence Wallack was name dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University in 2004. From 1999–2004, Wallack was Professor and Director of PSU’s School of Community Health. He is also Emeritus Professor of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley and was a founding senior fellow and first President of the Rockridge Institute, a California-based think tank. He is now a senior fellow at the Longview Institute.
Wallack was the founding director of the Prevention Research Center (1983-86), the first federally funded national alcohol research center with a primary emphasis on prevention. From 1986 to 1995 Wallack was the principal investigator for the California site of the Community Intervention Trial to Reduce Smoking. In 1993, he was the founding director of the Berkeley Media Studies Group, an organization conducting research and training in the use of media to promote healthy public policies.
The College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University provides students interested in the study of urban problems and processes with the resources of an urban university. The Oregon approach to land-use planning, transportation, environmental aspects of urban growth, community policing, low-income housing, solid waste recycling, and community engagement is a model for the nation--and a powerful combination with the college's groundbreaking work on government, health and urban issues.
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