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Katrine L Wallace, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


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1601-3 W Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60612

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Dr. Wallace holds a PhD in Epidemiology (UIC SPH '13) and also has professional interests in science communication, research methodology and biostatistics.

​Dr.  Wallace is a member of several international science communication initiatives, such as "Team Halo" (United Nations), and Project FIDES (World Health Organization).  She was also recognized by the UK government as a "Vaccine Luminary" at the 2021 G7 Vaccine Confidence Summit.

Due to her advocacy work fighting health misinformation on social media, she has  been featured as an opinion contributor and has been interviewed or profiled in several mainstream media outlets such as: BBC World News, MSNBC, CBS, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and National Public Radio.

Selected Publications

Wallace K., Malaty Rivera J. Why are we not protecting our youngest children against infections? Contagion Live. Dec 26, 2022.

Malaty Rivera J, Wallace K. Considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies for students. Contagion Live. May 18, 2022.

Wallace K, Landsteiner A, Bunner SH, et al. Increasing prevalence of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in a managed care population in the United States. Cancer Causes Control. 2021; 32, 1365–1374.

Wallace K. COVID-19 vaccines work – misreading the data can make you think otherwise. The Hill. August 27, 2021.

Wallace K, Adanski K, Ashwini P, et al. The budget impact of including Rucaparib on a US payer formulary for treatment of patients with metatastic ovarian cancer. PharmacoEconomics. 2021;39,231-24

K Wallace, AA Riedel, N Joseph-Ridge, R Wortmann, Increasing prevalence of gout and hyperuricemia over 10 years among older adults in a managed care population. The Journal of rheumatology 31 (8), 1582-1587

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Ph.D. Epidemiology, 2013, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Licensures and Certifications

Certified in Public Health (CPH, 2022) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners

Professional Memberships

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Society for Epidemiological Research (SER)

Selected Presentations

  1. Invited Speaker: Pandemics, Infodemics and Information Overload: How consistent, clear communication can help in future outbreaks. University of Alabama at Birmingham, November 7, 2023
  2. Invited Panel Member: From Inspiration to Impact: Can Social Media Creators Change the World? VIDCON, September 29, 2023, Baltimore, MD
  3. Invited Panel Member: From Hashtags to Solutions: Leveraging Social Media for Effective Pandemic Preparedness, Disease Prevention & Control Summit 2023, September 7, 2023
  4. Invited Expert: Nobel Prize Summit on Misinformation "Truth, Trust & Hope", National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, May 25, 2023
  5. Invited Panel Member: Epidemiology & Science Communication During a Pandemic, Science Talk 2023 Science Communicators Conference, Portland, OR, April 6, 2022
  6. Invited Speaker: Strategies for Combatting Health Misinformation, National Library of Medicine 2023 Virtual Symposium on Health Misinformation, April 5, 2023
  7. Invited Panel Member: Building and Sustaining Public Trust in Science, Washington Post Live, Washington DC, December 6, 2022
  8. Invited Speaker: Talking over the Fence, Going Public with your Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, October 27, 2022
  9. Invited Speaker: Strategies for Combatting Health Misinformation, Hines College, Oct 19, 2022.
  10. Invited Speaker: Strategies for Combatting Health Misinformation, University of Alabama at Birmingham, October 13, 2022.
  11. Invited Panel Member: Best Practices for Establishing an Effective Online Presence: a Panel Discussion for Academics, SoCal Clinical and Translational Science Institute, June 1, 2022
  12. Invited Speaker: The Health Risks of Misinformation, University of Illinois at Chicago Alumni Exchange, May 19, 2022.
  13. Invited Speaker: Misinformation as a Risk Factor Exacerbating the COVID-19 Pandemic, University of Alabama at Birmingham, April 26, 2022.
  14. Invited Panel Member: Combatting Mis/Dis-information with Science Communication, NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, McCormick Place, Chicago, April 23, 2022
  15. Invited Panel Member: The co-epidemic of COVID-19 and misinformation, University of Illinois Springfield, November 19, 2021
  16. Invited Spotlight Session Panel Member: Social Media for Advocacy, Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) October 2021
  17. Invited Panel Member: When Misinformation Goes Viral: Using TikTok to Fight Disinformation – October 20, 2021 Panel Discussion with New York University GPH and NYU Steinhart