Dean - College of Urban and Public Affairs
Professor of Public Health
Phone: (503) 725-4043
BA 1972 (urban studies) Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA; MS 1974 (alcohol studies) University of Arizona; MPH 1978 University of California, Berkeley; DrPH 1982 University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Wallack's primary interest is in the role of framing and social values in shaping public health issues. He is principal author of Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention (Sage Publications, 1993) and News for a Change: An Advocate's Guide to Working with the Media (Sage Publications, 1999). He is also co-editor of Mass Communications and Public Health: Complexities and Conflicts (Sage, 1990). He has published extensively on topics related to prevention, health promotion, communication, and community interventions. Specific content areas of his research and intervention work have included alcohol, tobacco, violence, handguns, sexually transmitted diseases, cervical and breast cancer, affirmative action, role of government, suicide, and childhood lead poisoning.