Faculty & Research
Carmen Alvarez: Faculty Directory
Carmen Alvarez, PhD, RN, CRNP, CNM
"You are what you believe yourself to be." — Paulo Coelho
Carmen Alvarez’s research focuses decision support, patient activation, and risk reduction for improving safety and self-management behaviors among underserved women – particularly those who are living with a chronic disease and survivors of trauma. Her research activities also explore the role of health services and providers in facilitating decision support and patient activation for survivors of trauma. Dr. Alvarez’s long-term goal is to develop interventions for the primary healthcare workforce serving low-income populations in the U.S. and abroad that increase patient report of healthy lifestyle behaviors—including for sexual and reproductive health—and improve chronic disease management.