Jean Wallace, PhD, MPH
Jean Wallace, PhD, MPH
Research & Practice Interests
Access to Healthy, Affordable Food
Nutrition Education in Underserved Communities
Program and Policy Initiatives to Improve Nutrition, Prevent Obesity and Reduce Food
Insecurity Among At-Risk Children and Adults
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MPH, Drexel University
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Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health
Program Planning & Evaluation
Dr. Jean Wallace serves as Lecturer in the Jefferson College of Population Health, where she teaches Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. She brings more than 30 years of experience in health education and communications as well as planning and development of public health programs. At Jefferson, she also assists the Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity with implementing a new grant program to address high-priority health needs in the North Philadelphia Latino community.
Dr. Wallace recently retired as Director of Development at The Food Trust, a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia that works to ensure the availability of healthy food and nutrition education for everyone, with a focus on underserved communities. She has extensive experience working with other nonprofit professionals to raise funds for programs and policy initiatives through foundation and government grants, corporate contributions and individual donations. Her expertise includes developing and drafting grants, reports, budgets, work plans, logic models and communications plans, and forging collaborations with other nonprofits, government agencies, grassroots leaders and businesses. She has worked with diverse project teams (e.g., Farm to School, Healthy Corner Store Initiative, National Center for Healthy Food Access) to develop new project ideas into sustainable, mission-aligned programs. Her work also involves collaboration with research and evaluation personnel to plan evaluation methods for new initiatives and disseminate findings to stakeholders.
Dr. Wallace previously founded and served as President of HealthFlow Communications, a consulting company focused on the development of medical education materials for the nonprofit sector, including healthcare professional societies and patient support organizations. Clients included the American Pharmacists Association, the American College of Rheumatology, and with Milner-Fenwick, Inc, the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Dr. Wallace also previously served as a contributing editor to the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. She has worked with medical societies, pharmaceutical companies and healthcare publishing companies to create editorial materials for patients, physicians and pharmaceutical sales forces. She has worked as a medical and business journalist who reported for newspapers and magazines on a variety of health and technology topics.
Dr. Wallace earned her BS in Biology from Cornell University and received a PhD in Physiology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she conducted basic research on stimulus-secretion coupling in the parathyroid gland. She went on to obtain an MPH from Drexel University.