Sharonda Wallace, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN
Sharonda Wallace, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN, is Dean of the MPH Degree Program at Chamberlain University’s College of Health Professions. She joined Chamberlain University in 2020, bringing over 25 years of experience as both a healthcare practitioner and educator in the public health field.
Prior to joining the staff at Chamberlain, Dr. Wallace held a variety of leadership positions in healthcare, marketing and nutraceutical research. She also served as associate director, director, and dean for academic dietitian programs and public health programs at San Francisco State University, Cal-Poly Pomona and West Coast University.
Throughout her career, Dr. Wallace has been awarded research grants in the areas of nutrition, public health and community health education. When she isn’t busy publishing articles and book chapters in these fields, she enjoys volunteering with her son Malkam at the Young Men’s Service League, where she also serves as Philanthropy Grade Level Chair. Dr. Wallace has been a member of several industry boards, both in California and near her current home in the greater Dallas, Texas area. She currently holds memberships in the American Public Health Association, the Texas Public Health Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative.
Dr. Wallace has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from UCLA and a master’s degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from Tulane University. While attending Tulane, she also completed her dietetic internship training to become a Registered Dietitian. Dr. Wallace holds a doctorate degree in Nutrition from Penn State University and completed her post-doctoral training at Columbia University in New York.