Epidemiology Celebrates Distinguished Career of Bob Wallace

Published on December 5, 2019


On Nov. 11, the Department of Epidemiology honored long-time professor Robert Wallace, whose career in public health spans nearly five decades. His contributions include authoring or co-authoring more than 500 peer-reviewed papers, teaching and mentoring hundreds of students, and providing leadership in administrative and service roles.

The celebratory event included a half-day symposium exploring innovative methods and questions, advances and opportunities in the field of epidemiology. The symposium’s keynote speaker was David Melzer, professor of epidemiology and public health at Exeter University, and recipient of the department’s Hsu-Li Distinguished Lectureship.

Videos of the speakers’ presentations:

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Portrait of David Melzer and Robert Wallace

Robert Wallace and friends and family at a retirement event honoring the long-time epidemiologist.

Portrait of Robert Wallace at his retirement event.

Nancy Sprince presents a gift to Robert Wallace at Wallace's retirement event.

Betsy Chrischilles at the Robert Wallace retirement event

Family photos on display at Robert Wallace's retirement event.

Attendees toast Robert Wallace's career at a retirement event honoring his work.