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Lawrence Wallack

Lawrence "Larry" Wallack is a Professor of  Community Health at the Oregon Health Sciences University-Portland State University School of Public Health (OHSU-PSU). He has an MS in alcohol studies from the University of Arizona, and an MPH and DrPH from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Wallack’s primary interest is in the role of framing and social values in shaping public health issues. He is principal author of Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention (Sage Publications, 1993) and News for a Change: An Advocate's Guide to Working with the Media (Sage Publications, 1999). He is also co-editor of Mass Communications and Public Health: Complexities and Conflicts (Sage, 1990). He has published extensively on topics related to prevention, health promotion, communication, and community interventions. Specific content areas of his research and intervention work have included alcohol, tobacco, violence, handguns, sexually transmitted diseases, cervical and breast cancer, affirmative action, role of government, suicide, and childhood lead poisoning.