Dr. Stephaun Elite Wallace

Public Speaker

Dr. Stephaun E. Wallace is a research epidemiologist, public health and business consultant, and an
internationally recognized public health/social justice leader. He has more than two decades of global
experience in public health and human services (HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases) and social
justice efforts, and more than a decade of experience conducting public health research in global settings.
Dr. Wallace is the Founder and Principal of Stephaun Elite Wallace, LLC, an innovation incubator
consulting firm that conducts organizational development and public health focused programming
nationally through a social justice lens. Dr. Wallace leads the firm’s efforts to fulfil client
requests/projects, enhance community relationships, and expand its client base. He views public health
work through a social justice lens to understand how population-level health is affected by structural and
social factors like stigma, racism, sexism, historical trauma and inequalities in education and income. He
has managed multimillion-dollar budgets, secured millions of dollars in resources through grants and
fundraising to support public health education, and participated in over $80 million dollars of public
health funded research. Dr. Wallace holds membership in, and serves on the board of, numerous regional,
national, and international organizations including the International AIDS Society, American Public
Health Association, American Bar Association, National Society of Leadership and Success, and the
House of Blahnik, Inc.


Background
Dr. Wallace is a US Army veteran who earned master’s degrees in management and organizational
leadership from Colorado Technical University and a Ph.D. in public health epidemiology from Walden
University. He started Stephaun Elite Wallace, LLC. in 2000.  

Additional Roles
Director of External Relations, COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network and HIV Vaccine Trials Network,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch)
Staff Scientist, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington (UW)
Director, Office of Community Engagement, UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research