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Cara Wallace, Ph.D., LMSW

Assistant Professor; Social Work
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Courses Taught

Aging; Clinical Concentration; Direct Practice; End of Life; Health Care; Values and Ethics


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.S.W., The University of Texas at Arlington
  • B.S.W., Texas Christian University

Research Interests

Hospice and end of life care; family communication; barriers to care; health care decision making; older adults.

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Wallace, C.L. (2016). Examining hospice enrollment through a novel lens: Decision time. Palliative and Supportive Care. doi: 10.1017/S1478951516000493

  2. Wallace, C.L. (2016). Overcoming barriers in care for the dying: Theoretical evaluation of an innovative program model. Social Work in Health Care. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2016.1183552

  3. Wallace, C.L. (2015). Hospice eligibility and election: Does policy prepare us to meet the need? Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 27, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2015.1054234

Honors and Awards

  • Saint Louis University, Gateway Geriatric Education Center, 2016 Geriatric Leadership Scholar

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work, board member (2017-2019)
  • Council on Social Work Education, member
  • Gateway End-of-Life Coalition, board member (2016 - present)
  • Gerontological Society of America, member
  • Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, board member (2017-2019)
  • Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network, member