Margarita Alegría, PhD
Dr. Alegría's research interests include defining and proposing solutions for service disparities among minority populations, conceptual and methodological issues with research on minority populations, and risk behaviors within minority populations. Her NIH-funded research focuses on racial and ethnic inequalities in substance abuse treatment and the impact of culture and minority status on the prevalence of depression and anxiety in Latino adults.
- Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
- Director, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
- PhD, Temple University, Psychology
- Canino, G. J., Fisher, P. W., Alegría, M., & Bird, H. R. (2013). Assessing child impairment in functioning in different contexts: Implications for use of services and the classification of psychiatric disorders. Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 2(1), 29-34.
- Cook, B. L., Doksum, T., Chen, C. N., Carle, A., Alegría, M. (2013). The role of provider supply and organization in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in mental health care in the U.S. Social Science Medicine, 84, 102-109.
- Horvitz-Lennon, M., Donohue, J. M., Lave, J. R., Alegría, M., & Normand, S-L. T. (2013). The effect of race ethnicity on the comparative effectiveness of clozapine among Medicaid beneficiaries. Psychiatric Services, 64(3), 230-237.
- Jimenez, D. E., Cook, B., Bartels, S. J., & Alegría, M. (2013). Disparities in mental health service use of racial and ethnic minority elderly adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(1), 18-25.
- Nakash, O., & Alegría, M. (2013). Examination of the role of implicit clinical judgments during the mental health intake. Qualitative Health Research, 23(5), 645-654.
- A Work in Progress
- Ask Questions That Make Sense in the Culture
- Asking Concrete Questions
- Cognitive Debriefing
- Multidisciplinary Teamwork