About Us

Janisaw Company works with a motivated team of experts to develop products based on the latest research using evidence based psychological principles. We create entertaining and interactive leadership development, socio-emotional learning and healthy lifestyle programs for teen girls/young women and the organizations which serve them.

Janisaw Company was founded by Dr. Scyatta A. Wallace, an award winning psychologist/teen expert.

wallace bio pix 7-14Dr. Wallace graduated from Yale and received her Ph.D. from Fordham University where she specialized in adolescent development.  She completed a 2 year post doctoral research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before embarking on a highly successful career as a health scientist. Dr. Wallace received over a million dollars in grants from NIH, CDC and foundations to conduct research focused on teen health.

She previously taught as an Associate Professor of Psychology with tenure at St. John’s University. Prior to that she served as an Assistant Professor in the the Masters of Public Health program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Dr. Wallace is a sought after speaker and media spokesperson.  She has won numerous awards and honors for her research including receiving the Carolyn Payton Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association Division of Psychology and Women, serving as Chair of the American Psychological Association Committee on Psychology and AIDS, being selected as an NIH Health Disparities Scholar.  She has been featured in Time magazine, ABCnews.com, Girl’s Life magazine, Sesi magazine, HelloBeautiful.com, thegrio.com, Essence magazine, BET, and many others.

Dr. Wallace exemplifies the message embodied in Janisaw Company products of determination, positive attitude and embracing what makes one unique.

Browse our website to learn more or contact us at info@janisaw.com