Robert B. Wallace

Robert B. Wallace, Photograph
Co-Investigator, Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

Irene Ensminger Stecher Professor of Epidemiology and Internal Medicine
University of Iowa College of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology S422 CPHB
145 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319.384.1551
Fax: 319.384.4155


M.Sc., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972
M.D., Northwestern University Medical School, 1967
B.S.M., Northwestern University Medical School, 1964

Research and Projects

Dr. Wallace is interested in the occurrence and prevention of chronic illnesses and disabilities in older persons. He has worked in the areas of prevention of coronary artery disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, dementia, osteoporotic fractures and various common cancers. In addition to the HRS, he has participated in trials of the prevention of disease, disability and falls, and in the common chronic conditions of post-menopausal women. He has been an investigator or consultant for other cohort studies of older persons, including NHATS, ELSA, NSHAP, MHAS and H-EPESE.

Selected Recent Publications

Cox RJA, Wallace RB. The Role of Incarceration as a Risk Factor for Cognitive Impairment. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B . Forthcoming. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbac138.
Pilling LC, Kuo C-L, Sicinski K, et al. Human longevity: 25 genetic loci associated in 389,166 UK biobank participants. Aging. 2017;9(12):2504-2520. doi:10.18632/aging.101334.
Tanaka T, Dutta A, Pilling LC, et al. Genome-wide Association Study of Parental Life Span. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(10):1407-1410. doi:10.1093/gerona/glw206.
Espeland MA, Crimmins EM, Grossardt BR, et al. Clinical Trials Targeting Aging and Age-Related Multimorbidity. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2017;72(3):355-361. doi:10.1093/gerona/glw220.