Site PI - Robert Wallace, MD, MSc
Director, Center on Aging
Professor of Epidemiology, College of Public Health
Professor of Internal Medicine
As Irene Ensminger Stecher professor of epidemiology and internal medicine at the University of Iowa Colleges of Public Health and Medicine, Dr. Wallace has extensive experience with clinical trials as well as population studies related to preventing or mitigating chronic disabling conditions of older persons. These have included neurological conditions, fracture, cancer, coronary disease, and the health of older women. He was an investigator of the National Institute on Aging’s “FICSIT” program, which was a series of trial to prevent falls in older persons. In addition, Dr. Wallace has been a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and the National Advisory Council on Aging of the National Institute on Aging. He is a Member of the Institute of Medicine, and has been a past chair of IOM’s Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and IOM’s Board on the Health of Select Populations. Currently, Dr. Wallace is the site principal investigator for this STRIDE Study and a co-investigator of two national cohort studies of older Americans. Dr. Wallace received his MD from Northwestern University, and his MSc, Epidemiology from the State University of New York, Buffalo.