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Wallace, Jean

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Jean Wallace, PhD, MPH

Contact Dr. Wallace

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax


PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MPH, Drexel University
BS, Cornell University

University Appointments

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health

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


Program Planning, Implementation & Evaluation


Dr. Jean Wallace is 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 works with a team of nonprofit professionals to raise funds for the agency’s programs and policy initiatives through foundation and government grants, corporate contributions and individual donations. Dr. Wallace works with The Food Trust’s project teams (e.g., Farm to School, Healthy Corner Store Initiative, National Center for Healthy Food Access) to develop new project ideas into fundable and sustainable programs aligned with the agency’s mission. She collaborates with The Food Trust’s research and evaluation team to plan evaluation methods for new initiatives, and help distill and disseminate key findings to stakeholders. Dr. Wallace also works with other staff to develop and draft grant reports, budgets, work plans, logic models and communications plans, and helps to forge collaborations with other nonprofits, government agencies, grassroots leaders and businesses to advance The Food Trust’s mission.

Dr. 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. She 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, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now part of Rutgers University), 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 also 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.