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“IMMIGRATION” Series Speaker: Steven P. Wallace | “The Impact of Health Care Reform on Immigrants”

Apr 28 @ 12:15 pm-1:45 pm

Steven P. Wallace, Ph.D. is a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health and an associate director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Center). Wallace is a leading national scholar in the area of aging in communities of color. He has published research on access to long-term care by diverse elderly groups, disparities in the consequences of health policy changes on racial/ethnic minority elderly, and the politics of aging. His research covers older Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian-Pacific Islander Americans, and African Americans. He has also published research on immigrant health for more than 20 years. The over 50 scientific articles that Wallace has published appear in journals such as American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Gerontology, and Social Science and Medicine. Ten of his publications have been reprinted in edited books and he has coauthored more than two dozen policy briefs and reports at the Center. Wallace is currently PI of a NIEHS-funded project to promote community-academic ties and promote community-based participatory research that addresses air-quality related health disparities. With support from the Wellness Foundation he has produced a series of reports on vulnerable elderly populations in California over the past several years. He has been Co-PI for seven years of the Coordinating Center for the NIA-funded Resource Centers on Minority Aging Research. The SCAN Foundation has recently supported his work on long-term care policy in California, and for more than 10 years he has been PI or Co-PI of several projects funded by The California Endowment and The California Wellness Foundation that provide community-based training on how to use data to advocate for improving access to care for underserved populations in California. He is a past chair of the Gerontological Health Section of APHA and a past chair of the Task Force on Health and Aging of the Association of Schools of Public Health. In 2000, Wallace 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 also focuses on healthy aging among older Californians, measuring income security for older adults, and studying access to care issues of Mexican immigrants. Wallace received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California, San Francisco.This presentation is a part of a year-long speaker series sponsored by the Department of Social Welfare, Speaker Series: Contemporary Perspectives on ImmigrationLight lunch will be provided, reservations are required: rsvp@publicaffairs.ucla.edu or (310) 206-8034


Apr 28
12:15 pm-1:45 pm
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