• 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 

Wallace, S.E. Demographic, behavioral, and psychosocial influences of HIV testing among Black men who have sex with men in Six U.S. Cities. In review.

Alio, A., Fields, S.D., Humes, D.L., Bunce, C., Wallace, S.E., Lewis, C., Elder, H., Wakefield, S., Keefer, M. (2014). Project VOGUE: A partnership for increasing HIV knowledge and HIV vaccine trial awareness among House Ball leaders in Western New York. Journal Of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 26(3), 336-354. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4308092