Adrienne Wallace was born and raised in Wilmington, DE. She attended and graduated from the University of Delaware with degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Women Studies. She also attained a double Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Occupational & Environmental Health from the University of Delaware. Ms. Wallace has played a significant role in various fields of Public Health. She was a Senior Health Planner for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), a Research and Program Developer for St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She later pursued a career as a Government Relations and Compliance Research and Policy Analyst for Health Partners Plans. During this time, Adrienne volunteered for several community organizations such as the Sunday Morning Breakfast Mission, the Community Benefits Associates, and Prestige Academy as a liaison which inspired her to start the Gentlemen’s Project; A community based project that provides career exposure to middle school youth. The Project includes a Career Day, a formal dinner experience and mentorship with a group of males in various career fields.
During the initiation of this project, Adrienne accepted the position as a Senior Epidemiologist/Research Associate for Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion /A.I. duPont Children’s Hospital. One of her responsibilities within this position is to introduce more minority youth to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine) career paths though real-time research and epidemiological methodologies. Adrienne has a passion for improving the quality of life for those whom she grew up with. It is important for her to improve the health of our world’s most precious resources… our children. She is dedicated to making health disparities and inequities a history and contributing to the public health realm. This includes strategizing and modifying health care policies that will serve the underserved and uninsured.