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Maeve E. Wallace, PhD

Specialty Areas:

reproductive health, intimate partner violence, racial disparities

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Community Violence

Angles of Approach



Dr. Maeve Wallace is a reproductive epidemiologist with an interest in the social and policy determinants of women's health and health disparities. Her work has focused on the impact of intimate partner violence and neighborhood violence during and around the time of pregnancy. She published the largest national study to date on violent causes of death during pregnancy and postpartum. She works in collaboration with academic, government, and community partners to translate research findings into actionable efforts to improve women's health.


Publications: NCBI

Selected Publications:


Selected Research Grants

R01 HD092653                      Wallace (PI)                      8/27/2018-6/30/2023
Pregnancy-Associated Mortality
Grant amount: $1,402,397
The major goal of this project is to identify contextual factors related to pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated mortality in the US.
Co-Investigator: Theall


R01 HD096070                      Wallace (PI)                     8/24/2018-6/30-2023
Impact of State-level Policies on Maternal Mortality
Grant amount: $1,204,000
The major goal of this project is to identify associations between state-level women’s health policies and maternal and infant mortality.
Co-Investigator: Theall

R01 HD095609                                               Theall/Branas (Co-PIs)         8/01/2018 – 7/31/2023    
Place matters - Adaptable Solutions to Violence at the Community Level
Grant amount: $2,840,053
The goal of this research is to assess the impact of greening and blight remediation on youth and adult violence.
Co-InvestigatorsTaylor and Wallace     


Dr. Wallace’s public health school profile page