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Wallace Lauren, Postdoctoral Fellow

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Lauren Wallace

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellows
Department of Health Aging & Society

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Biography

Lauren J. Wallace is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University, where she completed her PhD in 2017, supported by a Vanier Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Lauren's current research is also funded by CIHR through a Fellowship award. Her research, at the intersection of medical anthropology and health policy and systems research, advances a critical perspective on the study of the development and implementation of global maternal and reproductive health policies. Lauren's current research program examines national priority setting for Maternal Health in Ghana, where she is a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences. She has conducted long term ethnographic research with communities and health workers in Ghana.

Education

2017 Ph.D. (Medical Anthropology), McMaster University

Research

Journal articles

Wallace, Lauren J. & Philip Baba Adongo. (2018). Change and Continuity in Kassena Men’s Perceptions of Family Planning in Northern Ghana. Human Organization, 77(2).

Wallace, Lauren J. & Lydia Kapiriri. (2017). How Are New Vaccines Prioritized in Low Income Countries? A Case Study of Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Uganda. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 6:1-14.

Arseneau, Erika. & Lauren J. Wallace. (2017). What to do with the Placenta: An Uninformed Choice Discussion. Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice, 16(1).

Wallace, Lauren J. & Allison Webb. (2014). Pre-Departure Training and the Social Accountability of International Medical Electives. Education for Health, 27(2):143-147.

Wallace, Lauren J., Alastair J.S. Summerlee, Cate E. Dewey, Chantharith Hak, Ann Hall, & Christopher V. Charles. (2014). Women’s Nutrient Intakes and Food-Related Knowledge in Rural Kandal Province, Cambodia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 23(2):263-271

Wallace, Lauren J. (2012). Does Pre-Medical ‘Voluntourism’ Improve the Health of Communities Abroad? Journal of Global Health Perspectives(August). URL: http://jglobalhealth.org/article/does-pre-medical-voluntourism-improve-the-health-of-communities-abroad-3/

Book chapters

Wallace, Lauren J. (2017). 'It Doesn’t Match my Blood': Contraceptive Side Effects and Kassena Women in Northern Ghana. In Gender, Feminism and Global Cross-cultural Connections. Edited byGlenda Tibe Bonifacio. Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Wallace, Lauren J. (2017). Case study: Poverty. In Comprehensive Midwifery: The Role of the Midwife in Health Care Practice, Education and Research, An Interactive Guide to the Theory and Evidence of Practice. Edited by Eileen K. Hutton & Beth Murray-Davis. Montreal: Pressbooks.

Wallace, Lauren J. (2017). Case study: Culture, Language and Privilege. In Comprehensive Midwifery: The Role of the Midwife in Health Care Practice, Education and Research. An Interactive Guide to the Theory and Evidence of Practice. Edited by Eileen K. Hutton & Beth Murray-Davis. Montreal: Pressbooks.

Op-Eds

Lauren Wallace. Trump’s Alternative Facts about Abortion. The Hamilton Spectator. 27 Jan, 2017. Print.

Lauren Wallace. The Humanitarian Politics of Cecil the Lion. Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Network. 20 Aug 2015. Online. https://humanitarianhealthethics.net/2015/08/20/the-humanitarian-politics-of-cecil-the-lion/

Lauren Wallace & Nicole Markwick. Canada Must Move Beyond Words on Ebola Response. Guelph Mercury. 3 Oct 2014. Print (syndicated in the Waterloo Record)

Lauren Wallace. Ebola’s Exaggerated Fear Being Fed by Stigma and Stereotypes. Globe and Mail. 12 August 2014. Online.

Lauren Wallace & Jacqueline Murray. Arbitrary Western Ideas Won’t Save Ghana’s ‘Witches’”.Guelph Mercury. 11 July 2014. Print.

Jacqueline Murray & Lauren Wallace. In Africa, Accusations of Witchcraft Still a Reality for Many Women. Globe and Mail. 13 November 2013. Online.