Robert B. Wallace

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Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

Irene Ensminger Stecher Professor of Epidemiology and Internal Medicine
University of Iowa College of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology S422 CPHB
145 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319.384.1551
Fax: 319.384.4155


M.D., Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
M.Sc., SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Research and Projects

Dr. Wallace is interested in the occurrence and prevention of chronic illnesses and disabilities in older persons. He has worked in the areas of prevention of coronary artery disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, dementia, osteoporotic fractures and various common cancers. In addition to the HRS, he has participated in trials of the prevention of disease, disability and falls, and in the common chronic conditions of post-menopausal women. He has been an investigator or consultant for other cohort studies of older persons, including NHATS, ELSA, NSHAP, MHAS and H-EPESE.

Selected Recent Publications

Kotagal V, Langa KM, Plassman BL, Fisher GG, Giordani BJ, Wallace RB, Burke JR, Steffens DC, Kabeto M, Albin RL, Foster NL. Factors associated with cognitive evaluations in the United States. Neurology 84(1):64-71 [2015]

Al-Rousan TM, Rubenstein LM, Wallace RB. Preparedness for natural disasters among older US adults: A nationwide survey. Am J Pub Health 104(3):506-11 [2014]

Ku?ma E, Llewellyn DJ, Langa KM, Wallace RB, Lang IA. History of alcohol use disorders and risk of severe cognitive impairment: a 19-year prospective cohort study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22(10):1047-54 [2014]