Margarita Alegría, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Temple University
M.A., University of Puerto Rico
B.A., Georgetown University
Dr. Margarita Alegría has devoted her professional career to collaborative research projects that focus on disparities in mental health and substance abuse services, with the goal of improving access, equity, and quality of these services for disadvantaged and ethnic/racial minority populations.... Read more
Dr. Alegría is the Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research (CMMHR) at Cambridge Health Alliance, and a full professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Alegría has an extensive publishing history with over 200 titles that... Read more
Alegría, M. (2009). Training for research in mental health and HIV/AIDS among racial and ethnic minority populations: Meeting the needs of new investigators. American Journal of Public Health, 99(S1), S26-S30. PMCID: PMC2724946
Vega, W. A., Canino, G., Cao, Z., & Alegría, M. (2009). Prevalence and correlates of dual diagnoses in U.S. Latinos. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 100, 32-38. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2008.08.018
Alegría, M., Vallas, M., Pumariega, A. J. (2010). Racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric mental health. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 19(4), 759-774. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2010.07.001, PMCID: PMC3011932
Guarnaccia, P. J., Lewis-Fernandez, R., Martinez Pincay, I., Shrout, P., Guo, J., Torres, M., Alegría, M. (2010). Ataques de nervios as a marker of social and psychiatric vulnerability: Results from the NLAAS. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 53(3), 298-309. PMCID: PMC2865565
Jimenez, D. E., Alegría, M., Chen, C.-N., Chan, D., and Laderman, M. (2010). Prevalence of psychiatric illnesses among ethnic minority elderly. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(2), 256-264. PMCID: PMC2854540
Alegría, M., Carson, N. J., Goncalves, M., Keefe, K. (2011). Disparities in treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders for ethnic/racial minority youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 50(1), 22-31.
Alegría, M., Wong, Y., Mulvaney-Day, N., Nillni, A., Proctor, E., Nickel, M., Jones, L., Green, B., Koegel, P., Wright, A., Wells, K. (2011). Community-based partnered research: New directions in mental health services research. Ethnicity and Disease, 21(3), S1-S8.
Alegría, M., Lin, J., Chen, C.-N., Duan, N., Cook, B., Meng, X.-L. (2012). The impact of insurance coverage in diminishing racial and ethnic disparities in behavioral health services. Health Services Research, 47(3pt2), 1322-1344.
Alegría, M., Lin, J. Y., Greif Green, J., Sampson, N. A., Gruber, M. J., and Kessler, R. C. (2012). Role of in mental health service disparities for racial and ethnic minority youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(7), 703-711.
Alegría, M., Mulvaney-Day, N., Woo, M., & Viruell-Fuentes, E. A. (2012). Psychology of Latino adults: Challenges and an agenda for action. In E. C. Chang & C. A. Downey (Eds.), Handbook of race and development in mental health (pp. 279-306). New York: Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.
Bauer, A. M., Chen, C.-N., Alegría, M. (2012). Associations of physical symptoms with perceived need for and use of mental health services among Latino and Asian Americans. Social Science & Medicine, 75(6), 1128-1133. PMCID: PMC3487465 [available 9/1/13]
Horvitz-Lennon, M., Alegría, M., Normand, S.-L. T. (2012). The effect of race-ethnicity and geography on adoption of innovations in the treatment of schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100408 [published online 10/1/12]
Lapatin, S., Goncalves, M., Nillni, A., Chavez, L., Quinn, R. L., Green, A., Alegría, M. (2012). Lessons from the use of vignettes in the study of mental health service disparities. Health Services Research, 47(3pt2), 1345-1362. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01360.
McLaughlin, K.A., Greif Green, J., Alegría, M., Costello, E. J., Gruber, M. J., Sampson, N. A., Kessler, R. C. (2012). Food insecurity and mental disorders in a national sample of U.S. adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.aac.2012.09.009 [published online 9/27/12]
Molina, K. M., Alegría, M., & Chen, C.-N. (2012). Neighborhood context and substance use disorders: A comparative analysis of racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125(Suppl 1), S35-S43.
Warner, L. A., Alegría, M., Canino, G. (2012). Childhood maltreatment among Hispanic women in the United States: An examination of subgroup differences and impact on psychiatric di
|Sergio A. Aguilar-Gaxiola||Hortensia Amaro|
|Luis H. Zayas||Andres Julio Pumariega|
|Lisa Cacari-Stone||Carlos Blanco|
|Glorisa Canino||Hilda Pantín|
|William A. Vega|
|Kristine Molina||Douglas Santos|