Dr. John Wallace

John Wallace, PhD

Senior Data Advisor
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
Analytic Research Associate
Public Health Leadership Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program
004-4 Rosenau
CB# 8165
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Teaching Interests

Methods in Field Epidemiology, Teaching Assistant (EPID 759)
Introduction to Epi Info software for outbreak investigation, Instructor (NCIPH)
Introduction to Epi Info software for community assessment, Instructor (NCIPH)

Research Activities

Infectious disease
Public health surveillance
Spatial health
Community health
Public health practice

Key Publications

Applying data analytics to address social determinants of health in practice. Wallace JW, Decosimo KP, Simon MC (2019). North Carolina Medical Journal, 80(4), 244-8.

Incident Tick-Borne Infections in a Cohort of North Carolina Outdoor Workers. Wallace JW, Nicholson, WL, Perniciaro, JL, Vaughn, MF, Funkhouser, S, Juliano, JJ, Lee, S, Kakumanu, ML, Ponnusamy, L, Apperson, CS and Meshnick, SR (2016). Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 16(5), 302-8.

Characterization of Arboviral Disease in Western North Carolina (Doctoral dissertation). Wallace JW. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, 1689890950.

The association between actual and perceived flood risk and evacuation from Hurricane Irene, Beaufort County, NC. Wallace JW, Poole C, Horney JA Journal of Flood Risk Management. Advance online publication.

Staff/Administrative Duties

John Wallace, PhD, MSPH is an analytic research associate with the N.C. Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), where he provides analytic support for various projects. As a recent graduate of the Department of Epidemiology, he continues to conduct research with Dr. Steven Meshnick on vector-borne disease projects. His research interests are in epidemiology and surveillance, geospatial health, community health and the applications of these in public health practice.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
  • MSPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
  • BS, Biology, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2004