Our History

The Helen Wallace Center for Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health was established in 2015 with an endowment from Helen Wallace, MD, MPH. Dr. Wallace served as Chair of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Maternal and Child Health program from1962 to 1980. She was particularly interested in infant health, maternal mortality, health systems change, and expanding healthcare delivery. Dr. Wallace laid important groundwork in the field by fostering collaboration across disciplines at a time when it was rare to do so. Dr. Wallace passed away in 2013 at the age of 99 and the Helen Wallace Center for MCAH was established in her name.