Jennifer Alvidrez, Ph.D.
Dr. Jennifer Alvidrez manages a diverse portfolio of research, capacity building, and training grants. She is the scientific contact for funding opportunity announcements related to system-level health services research, pain research, dissemination and implementation research, and the health of sexual and gender minorities. Dr. Alvidrez is also the Program Director for initiatives on population health in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands, behavioral interventions to prevent HIV infection in diverse adolescent men who have sex with men, and improving engagement in the HIV treatment cascade among diverse youth.
Before coming to NIMHD in 2010, Dr. Alvidrez was an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her research targeted several areas, including barriers to mental health care among racial and ethnic minority populations, mental health stigma, mental health treatment for crime victims, and minority inclusion in clinical research.
Dr. Alvidrez received her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University in 1990 and went on to earn her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on community psychology and minority health, from the University of California, Berkeley in 1997. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical services research sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at UCSF between 1997 and 2000.
- Shumway, M., Alvidrez, J., Leary, M., Sherwood, D., Woodard, E., Lee, E. K., … Dilley, J. W. (2012). Impact of capacity reductions in acute public-sector inpatient psychiatric services. Psychiatric Services, 63, 135-141.
- Alvidrez, J., Snowden, L. R., Rao, S. M., & Boccellari, A. (2009). Psychoeducation to address stigma in black adults referred for mental health treatment: a randomized pilot study. Community Mental Health Journal, 45, 127-136.
- Alvidrez, J., Shumway, M., Boccellari, A., Green, J. D., Kelly, V., & Merrill, G. (2008). Reduction of state victim compensation disparities in disadvantaged crime victims through active outreach and assistance: a randomized trial. American Journal of Public Health, 98, 882-888.