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Dr. Anne Wallis

Assistant Proffesor
Dept of Epidemiology, University of IOWA
2041 Rochester CT

Brief Biography:

Currently Assistant Professor(Tenure Track) in the Dept OF Epidemiology at the University of IOWA, College of Public Health. Trained in Maternal and Child Health/Reproductive Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins. Particular Interest in Reproductive EPI and Social Epidemiology in the global environment. Teach social EPI, Field Methods in Global Health Research, Study Abroad in Romania, Study Abroad in South India, EPI III: Theories and Program Evaluation. 15 years Experience Conducting large national Evaluations of social Health Programs in the US. Developing Research core in Romania and India. In Romania, conducted studies on Pediatric Injury, Breastfeeding, Perinatal Depression, and Antenatal Stress.


Academic positions:

1. 1984: BA(History) in Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA
2. 1984-1985: European History in University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
3. 1997: MHS(Health Policy and Management) in Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene & Public Health, Baltimore, MD
4. 2003: PhD(Maternal and Child Health (Reproductive & Perinatal Health)) in Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

1. 1985-1986: Assistant Editor in Congressional Information Bureau, Washington, DC
2. 1986-1989: Program Analyst in Applied Management Sciences, Silver Spring, MD
3. 1989-1990: Senior Analyst in Meridian Corporation, Alexandria, VA
4. 1990-1996: Research Associate in CSR, Incorporated, Washington, DC
5. 1998-2002: Senior Research Associate in Washington, DC; Arlington, VA
6. 1995-2000: Research Assistant in Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Baltimore, MD
7. 1995-2000: Teaching Assistant in Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health, Departments of Health Policy and Management and Maternal and Child Health
8. 1998: Co-Instructor in Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Baltimore, MD
9. 2002-2003: Visiting Assistant Professor in University of Iowa, College of Public Health, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Iowa City, IA
10. 2002-2007: Assistant Professor (Clinical) in University of Iowa, College of Public Health, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Iowa City, IA
11. 2007-2008: Assistant Professor in University of Iowa, College of Public Health, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Iowa City, IA
12. 2008-present: Assistant Professor in University of Iowa, College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
13. 2011-present: Lecturer in Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

1. 1985: DuPont Fellowship, University of Virginia, Corcoran Department of History
2. 1996-2000: Maternal and Child Health Bureau Doctoral Training Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health
3. 1998: First prize paper presentation—“Do What You Gotta Do”: Journal Accounts of Pregnant Women From the Baltimore City Healthy Start Project. Association of Teachers in Maternal and Child Health, Student Research Symposium
4. 2004: College of Medicine/College of Public Health New Faculty Award. “Epidemiological Paradox or Perinatal Advantage? Perinatal Outcomes for Latina Women in Iowa and Florida”

1. 11/05 – present: Healthy Start/Empowerment Evaluation HRSA, MCHB, Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa.Anne Wallis (PI)
2. 4/07-3/10: Intimate Partner Violence in a Women’s Health Clinic Population
NIH/NICHD R21. Audrey Saftlas (PI), Corrie Peek-Asa (Co-PI), Anne Wallis (Investigator)
3. 3/07 – 2/12: Evaluation of Systems of Support  for Children with Severe Emotional Disorders USDHHS/SAMHSA Anne Wallis (PI) Tom Vaughn (co-I).
4. 1/09-12/09: Pediatric injury assessment in a rural Roma village, Romania University of Iowa,CDC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) In collaboration with Babe?-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Anne Wallis (PI)
5. 10/09-9/11: Evaluation of Project LAUNCH
USDHHS/Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  Anne Wallis (PI) Tom Vaughn (co-I)
6. 3/11 – 9/14: Advancing maternal and child health in Romania: An integrated assessment of the determinants of pregnancy outcomes European Union/Romanian Ministry of Education (PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3) PI: Anne Wallis


Research interests:

Maternal Mortality, Infant Mortality, Preeclampsia/Eclampsia/Gestational Hypertension, Methodology (Survey Methods, Field Methods, Social EPI)


Any other information:

1. Ross A, Kennedy (Wallis) AB, Holt E, Guyer B, Hou W, Hughart N. Initiating the First Dtp Vaccination Age-Appropriately: A Model for Understanding Vaccination Coverage. Pediatrics. 1998;101(6):970-974. PMID: 9606221
2. Kennedy (Wallis) AB. J. H. Mason Knox, Jr. Am J Public Health. 1999;89(3):409-411.
3. Barnette JJ, Barber Wallis (Wallis) A. Helping Evaluators Swim with the Current: Training Evaluators to Support Mainstreaming. New Directions for Evaluation. 2003;2003(99):51-61.
4. Barnette JJ, Wallis AB. The Missing Treatment Design Element. American Journal of Evaluation. 2005;26(1):106-123.
5. Wallis AB, Guyer B. Myron Wegman: Early Days, Lasting Influence. Matern Child Health J. 2006;10(1):5-11. PMID: 16231107
6. Aronson RE, Wallis AB, O'Campo PJ, Schafer P. Neighborhood Mapping and Evaluation: A Methodology for Participatory Community Health Initiatives. Matern Child Health J. 2007;11(4):373-383. PMID: 17295067
7. Aronson RE, Wallis AB, O'Campo PJ, Whitehead TL, Schafer P. Ethnographically Informed Community Evaluation: A Framework and Approach for Evaluating Community-Based Initiatives. Matern Child Health J. 2007;11(2):97-109. PMID: 17103327
8. Wallis AB, Chereches R, Oprescu F, Brinzaniuc A, Dungy CI. An International Model for Staffing Maternal and Child Health Research: The Use of Undergraduate Students. Breastfeed Med. 2007;2(3):139-144. PMID: 17903099
9. Dungy CI, McInnes RJ, Tappin DM, Wallis AB, Oprescu F. Infant Feeding Attitudes and Knowledge among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Women in Glasgow. Matern Child Health J. 2008;12(3):313-322. PMID: 17690964
10. Penziner E, Williams JK, Erwin C, Bombard Y, Wallis A, Beglinger LJ, Hayden MR, Paulsen JS. Perceptions of Discrimination among Persons Who Have Undergone Predictive Testing for Huntington's Disease. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2008;147(3):320-325. PMID: 17948904
11. Wallis AB, Brinzaniuc A, Chereches R, Oprescu F, Sirlincan E, David I, Dirle IA, Dungy CI. Reliability and Validity of the Romanian Version of a Scale to Measure Infant Feeding Attitudes and Knowledge. Acta Paediatr. 2008;97(9):1194-1199. PMID: 18627591
12. Wallis AB, Saftlas AF. Untangling an Epidemiological Knot: Migraine and Preeclampsia. Am J Hypertens. 2008;21(3):245. PMID: 18311122
13. Wallis AB, Saftlas AF. A Gram of Prevention: A Modest Increase in Fiber Consumption May Reduce Risk of Preeclampsia. Am J Hypertens. 2008;21(8):849-850. PMID: 18648360
14. Wallis AB, Saftlas AF, Hsia J, Atrash HK. Secular Trends in the Rates of Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and Gestational Hypertension, United States, 1987-2004. Am J Hypertens. 2008;21(5):521-526. PMID: 18437143
15. Morriss FH, Jr., Abramowitz PW, Carmen L, Wallis AB. "Nurses Don't Hate Change" -- Survey of Nurses in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Regarding the Implementation, Use and Effectiveness of a Bar Code Medication Administration System. Healthc Q. 2009;12 Spec No Patient:135-140. PMID: 19667791
16. Wallis AB, Saftlas AF. Is There a Relationship between Prenatal Depression and Preeclampsia? Am J Hypertens. 2009;22(4):345-346. PMID: 19308025
17. Saftlas AF, Wallis AB, Shochet T, Harland KK, Dickey P, Peek-Asa C. Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence among an Abortion Clinic Population. Am J Public Health. 2010;100(8):1412-1415. PMID: 20558796
18. Wallis AB, Winch PJ, O'Campo PJ. "This Is Not a Well Place": Neighborhood and Stress in Pigtown. Health Care Women Int. 2010;31(2):113-130. PMID: 20390641
19. Beyer KM, Saftlas AF, Wallis AB, Peek-Asa C, Rushton G. A Probabilistic Sampling Method (Psm) for Estimating Geographic Distance to Health Services When Only the Region of Residence Is Known. Int J Health Geogr. 2011;10:4. PMID: 21219638
20. Peek-Asa C, Wallis A, Harland K, Beyer K, Dickey P, Saftlas A. Rural Disparity in Domestic Violence Prevalence and Access to Resources. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011;20(11):1743-1749. PMID: 21919777
21. TePoel MR, Saftlas AF, Wallis AB. Association of Seasonality with Hypertension in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review. J Reprod Immunol. 2011;89(2):140-152. PMID: 21513987
22. Wallis AB, Brinzaniuc A, Oprescu F, Chereches RM, Muresan M, Dungy CI. A Structured Public Health Approach to Increasing Rates and Duration of Breastfeeding in Romania. Breastfeed Med. 2011;6(6):429-432. PMID: 21675866
23. Oprescu F, Peek-Asa C, Wallis A, Young T, Nour D, Chereches RM. Pediatric Poisonings and Risk Markers for Hospital Admission in a Major Emergency Department in Romania. Matern Child Health J. 2012;16(2):495-500. PMID: 21290173
24. TePoel MR, Saftlas A, Wallis A, Peek-Asa C. Help-Seeking Behaviors of Abused Women in an Abortion Clinic Population. Violence Against Women. 2012.
25. Wallis A, Fernandez R, Oprescu F, Chereche? R, Zlati A, Dungy C. Validation of a Romanian Scale to Detect Antenatal Depression. Central European Journal of Medicine. 2012;7(2):216-223.


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