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Ina F. Wallace

Senior Research Psychologist

Ina Wallace, PhD, has more than 30 years of research and clinical experience with children from infancy to adolescence. Her areas of expertise include assessment of children and families from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, evaluation of preventive interventions targeting children and families, and studies of risk and resilience. Dr. Wallace also provides training and technical assistance to program evaluators. Dr. Wallace recently directed several evaluations of programs designed to improve children's literacy and other skills related to school success for the Department of Education and the National Institute for Literacy. She reviews extensively for a variety of peer-reviewed journals and is an associate editor of RTI Press.


PhD, Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University; MEd, Elementary Education, Temple University; BA, History, University of Pennsylvania.

Latest Publications

Raspa, M., Levis, D.M., Kish-Doto, J., Wallace, I., Rice, C., Barger, B., et al. (2015). Examining Parents' Experiences and Information Needs Regarding Early Identification of Developmental Delays: Qualitative Research to Inform a Public Health Campaign. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 36 (8):575-585.
Wallace, I.F., Berkman, N.D., Watson, L.R., Coyne-Beasley, T., Wood, C.T., Cullen, K., & Lohr, K.N. (2015). Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Children 5 Years Old and Younger: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics, 136 (2):e448-e462.
Farb, A.F., Burrus, B., Wallace, I.F., Wilson, E.K., & Peele, J.E. (2014). From Mission to Measures: Performance Measure Development for a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54 (3):S15-S20.
Marks, E., Engelhardt, G., Rhodes, B., & Wallace, I. (Feb 2014). SEED for Oklahoma kids: The impact evaluation: Submitted to The Ford Foundation. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International.
Wallace, I.F., Berkman, N.D., Lohr, K.N., Harrison, M.F., Kimple, A.J., & Steiner, M.J. (2014). Surgical treatments for otitis media with effusion: A systematic review. Pediatrics, 133 (2):296-311.
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  • Early Childhood Development
  • Early Intervention and Early Education Programs
  • Prevention Research
  • Program Evaluation