Faculty Expert Profile

Carmen Alvarez

  • Assistant Professor


  • School of Nursing

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Carmen Alvarez’s research focuses on the development and implementation of health promotion interventions primarily for underserved ethnic-minority women with a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and intimate partner violence (IPV).

Her most recent work—“Improving Psychosocial Well-Being among Immigrant Latina Survivors of ACEs”—is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program. Her BSN and MSN are from Emory University and her PhD is from the University of Michigan. Alvarez’s research goals are to identify and better understand intervening variables in the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and intimate partner violence and poor health to inform culturally tailored interventions for this population.

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