• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health

HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Mailstop E3-300
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

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Dr. Stephaun Wallace is a research epidemiologist and an expert in developing, implementing and evaluating major public health and human service programs in the areas of prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases globally. He is the director of external relations of both the HIV Vaccine Trials Network and the COVID-19 Prevention Network. Dr. Wallace leads the networks’ external relations strategies and efforts globally, with a focus on building long-term relationships with key stakeholders. An internationally recognized leader and speaker in public health and social justice, Dr. Wallace has more than two decades of experience in sexual and public health, social justice, and community mobilization within diverse populations globally. He views public health work through a social justice lens to understand how population-level health is affected by structural and social factors like stigma, racism, sexism, historical trauma and inequalities in education and income.

  • PhD (Walden University)
  • MS (Colorado Technical University)
  • BS (Colorado Technical University)
Health Topics 
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Research
  • Sexuality
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Sociobehavioral
  • Transgender Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Blain M, Wallace SE, Tuegel C. (2021). Shadow of HIV exceptionalism 40 years later. Journal of Medical Ethics. Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2020-106908

Broder GB, Lucas JP, Davis J, Wallace SE, Luthuli N, Baepanye K, et al. (2020) Standardized metrics can reveal region-specific opportunities in community engagement to aid recruitment in HIV prevention trials. PLoS ONE 15(9): e0239276. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239276

Alio, A.P, Sibley, C., Ouedraogo, H.S., Wallace, S.E., Wakefield, S., Humes, D., Fields, S.D., Keefer, M., (2020). Psychosocial factors related to HIV and HIV vaccine research awareness among house ball community leaders in western New York. International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS; 9(1):136-145 doi: 10.21106/ijma.331