Dr. Wallace holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and has 15+ years of professional research experience in epidemiology, research design, health economics, outcomes research, and biostatistics.


She is currently an epidemiologist and adjunct assistant professor in both Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Community Heath Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health.   


She is also known as "Dr Kat" on her popular social media channels where she educates on epidemiology, vaccines, and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

She has been an invited speaker in the US and internationally, and has presented research at over 20 scientific congresses.

A vaccine advocate, she serves as a member of "Team Halo" (United Nations Verified Initiative), Project FIDES (World Health Organization) and was chosen as a "vaccine luminary" for the 2021 G7 Vaccine Confidence Summit.


Dr. Wallace has also been featured as an opinion contributor and interviewed or profiled on several mainstream media outlets such as: BBC World News, MSNBC, CNN, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and National Public Radio.



Ph.D. Epidemiology (2013), University of Illinois at Chicago


Grants, Awards & Honors

Delta Omega Honor Society, University of Illinois at Chicago Chapter, 2013

US Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, 2006-2009

Midwest Roybal Center Research Pilot Grant, 2008-2010

National Institutes on Aging Predoctoral T32 Research Fellowship, 2005-2007

Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholarship Award, 2006

Select Publications

Wallace Op Ed published in The Hill

Wallace Cancer Causes and Control 2021

Wallace Pharmacoeconomics 2020

Wallace Pharmacoeconomics 2019

Wallace J Rheumatology 2004


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