Gail Wallace, Ph.D.


Gail Wallace
Assistant Professor
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Post-Graduate, Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health, 2006-2008.
Ph.D., Sociology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2006.
M.A., Sociology, California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento, California, 1998.
B.A., Sociology, University of California-Davis, Davis, California, 1990.

Other Positions:
Faculty Liason with UAB Center for Urban Education and the Birmingham Education Foundation (BEF) and Birmingham City Schools (BCS) Parent University Initiative, 2013.
Chair of Minority Scholars Committee, Midwest Sociological Society, 2013-15.
Co-Chair of Sister to Sister within SWS, Sociologists for Women in Society, American Sociological Association Women in Society, 2013-15.
Girls Incorporated of Central Alabama, Faculty Volunteer, Birmingham , Alabama, 2012-Present.
Midwest Sociological Society Scholarship Development Committee Member, 2012-Present.
Editorial Board Journal of Sociological Perspectives, 2009-12.
Scholarship and Endowment Grant Committee Chair, Midwest Sociological Society, 2008-12.
Sociologists for Women and Society (SWS), American Sociological Association (SWS) Minority Fellowship Program Liaison, 2010-present.

Research and Teaching Interests:
Social Epidemiology, Medical Sociology, Mental Health, Social Psychology, Minority Health and Race and Ethnicity, Urban Sociology, Race, Gender and Class, Social Inequality and Health

Undergraduate Courses Taught:  Minority Health Disparites, Urban Sociology, and Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Social Psychology

Graduate Courses Taught: Place and Health Graduate Seminar

Recent Publications:

Wallace, Gail. Forthcoming. The Urban Experience: Well-Being and Place. San Diego: Cognella Press

Campbell, Anthony and Gail Wallace. 2013. "Black Megachurch Websites: An Assessment of Health Content for Congregations and Communities." Journal of Health Communication. (Forthcoming). 

Clay, Olivio J., Gail Wallace, Michael Crowe, Vicki P. Winstead, Patricia Sawyer, and Richard M. Allman. 2013. "Self-rated Health in a Sample of African American and Caucasian Medicare Beneficiaries: The Effects of Depressive Symptoms and Support." Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Wallace, Gail. 2013. "African-American Mothers' Community Social Capital and Parenting Quality: Does Personal Outlook Make a Difference?" Sociological Perspectives. 56(2):261-285.

Wallace, Gail. 2011. "Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman." Gender and Society. 24(4):538-540.

Wallace, Gail. 2009. “A Research Brief:  Exploring Black Feminist Consciousness in the lives of Fifteen African American Women.” Race, Gender and Class. 16(1-2):282-88.

Wallace, Gail. 2006. “Recreating the Ghosts of Place: Community Struggle through Loss and Healing.” Illness, Crisis & Loss. 14(1): 23-42.

Cutrona, Carolyn E., Gail Wallace and Kristin A. Wesner. 2006. “Neighborhood Characteristics and Depression.”  Current Directions in Psychological Science. 15(4):188-192.

Wallace, Gail. 2005. “American Sociological Association:  Race, Gender and Class Section Survey Report.” Race, Gender & Class. 12(1):170-175. 

Grants Funded:

UAB Faculty Development Grant Award 2013
"HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction and Treatment with African Americans: New Strategies and Culturally Based Interventions." 2013-2014 (Principal Investigator: Gail Wallace). ($5,000)

If You Build It, Will They Come?  Interactive Effects of Social/Cultural Factors and the Built Environment on Physical Activity among African-American Youth, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Active Living Research Program, 2009-2010 (Principal Investigator: Monica Baskin). ($265,000)