Dr. Evelyn Alvarez, MPH

Dr. Alvarez hiking Diamond Head Trail in Honolulu, HI
Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Public Health
Office Location: ST 301
Phone: (323) 343-4748 Email: [email protected]

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Bio:

Dr. Evelyn Alvarez, MPH recently graduated from UCLA with a PhD in environmental health science where she focused on the hospital environment and antimicrobials, hospital-acquired infections, and pediatric isolation.  She earned her MPH in environmental health sciences from Columbia University. Her research interests also include examining underrepresented narratives in the climate change dialogue and making sustainability more accessible to lower socio-economic populations. Her mentees were recently awarded the 2020 APHA Students for Climate Justice award to host an environmental justice film festival at Cal State LA during Public Health Week.  She also plays contrabass for the Cal State LA Symphony Orchestra.  Dr. Alvarez is a first generation college graduate. She enjoys hiking, running, photographing wildlife, and considers herself a professional dolphin watcher.

Publications: 

Alvarez E.N., Amado Vu, Y, London, W. (2020). The Precautionary Principle. Oxford Bibliographies in Public Health. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756797-0046

Alvarez, E.N. (2020). Pandemic PPE Waste: An Environmental Health Educational Opportunity. The Medical Care Blog. (https://www.themedicalcareblog.com/pandemic-ppe-waste/)

Zelman, W., Foong, A., Alvarez, E.N. (2020). The Public Health Career Advisement Project (PH-CAP). The California Endowment, 1-28.

Alvarez E.N., Pike M.C., and Godwin H. (2020). Children’s and parents’ Views on Hospital Contact isolation: A qualitative study to highlight children’s perspectives. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 25(2), 401-418. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104519838016

Alvarez E.N., Uslan D.Z., Malloy T, Sinsheimer P, Godwin H. (2017). Response to Perspectives from the field in response to ‘it is time to revise our approach to registering antimicrobial agents [by the environmental protection Agency] for health care settings. American Journal of Infection Control. 45(1), 100–102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.10.004

Alvarez E.N., Uslan D.Z., Malloy T, Sinsheimer P, Godwin H. (2016). It is time to revise our approach to registering antimicrobial agents for health care settings. American Journal of Infection Control. 44(2), 228–232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.09.015

Poster Abstracts/Presentations: 

Alvarez, E.N.  Examining the Relationship Between Historical Redlining and Tree Canopy Cover in Latinx Communities in Los Angeles County. American Public Health Association Meeting, Denver, Colorado (2021)

Quiroz, K, Alvarez, E.N.  Using Caution Sidewalk Signs in COVID-19 High-Risk Neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. American Public Health Association Meeting, Denver, Colorado (2021)

Alvarez E.N., Godwin, H. Evaluation of the Regulatory Paradigm for Testing Antimicrobials for Use in Clinical Settings. American Public Health Association Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (2014)