Carmen Alvarez, PhD, RN, CRNP, CNM
Carmen Alvarez’s research focuses on the development and implementation of health promotion and risk reduction interventions primarily for underserved ethnic-minority women with a history of trauma—specifically adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and intimate partner violence (IPV). Dr. Alvarez’s research goals are to identify and better understand intervening variables in the relationship between ACEs/IPV and poor health to inform culturally tailored interventions for this population. Her most recent work—“Improving Psychosocial Well-Being among Immigrant Latina Survivors of ACEs”—is supported by the RWJF Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program. Her BSN and MSN are from Emory University and her PhD is from the University of Michigan.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and InterestAdverse childhood experiences; intimate partner violence; health disparities
Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.
Alvarez C, Fedock G, Grace KT, Campbell J. (2016). "Provider Screening and Counseling for Intimate Partner Violence: A Systematic Review of Practices and Influencing Factors." Trauma Violence Abuse. Mar 31. pii: 1524838016637080.
Alvarez C, Greene J, Hibbard J, Overton V. (2016). "The role of primary care providers in patient activation and engagement in self-management: a cross-sectional analysis." BMC Health Serv Res. Mar 11;16:85.
Alvarez C, Lantz P, Sharac J, Shin P. (2015). "Food insecurity, food assistance and health status in the U.S. community health center population." J Health Care Poor Underserved. Feb;26(1):82-91.