| Sandra Arevalo|
Department: Department of Health Sciences
Department 2: Institute on Urban Health Research
Office: 208 Robinson
Education: PhD Candidate in Sociology and MA in Sociology from Northeastern University, Boston, MA; and BA in Psychology from University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Specializations: Urban Sociology, Medical Sociology, Health Disparities and Urban Health
Sandra P. Arévalo is a Research Associate and Program Manager at the CPHHD at Northeastern University where she coordinates Center-wide activities in collaboration with investigators and team members of the Center’s projects and manages research Project 1, a longitudinal home-based cohort study of 1520 Puerto Rican older adults in the Greater Boston and Lawrence area. Ms. Arévalo is also a doctoral student in the department of Sociology at Northeastern University. Ms. Arévalo was the recipient of the Summer Science Research Fellowship from the National Hispanic Science Network in 2002, the Award of Excellence in Research by a Student from the National Hispanic Science Network in 2007, and the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the category of Research in the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences from Northeastern University in 2008. Ms. Arévalo has publications in peer-reviewed journals and three book/report chapters in the areas of health disparities, substance abuse treatment, health of incarcerated men, and sexual health.
Amaro H, Arévalo S., Gonzalez G, Iguchi MY, Szapocznik J. 2006. Needs and Scientific Opportunities for Research on Substance Abuse Treatment among Hispanic Adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Vol 84S:S64-S75. PMID: 16766137 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Amaro, H., Chernoff, M., Brown, V., Arévalo, S., Gatz, M. 2007. Does Integrated Trauma-Informed Substance Abuse Treatment Increase Treatment Retention? Journal of Community Psychology. 35(7):845-962.
Amaro H, Jianyu D, Arévalo S, Acevedo A, Matsumoto A, Nieves R., Prado, G. 2007. Effects of Integrated Trauma treatment on outcomes in a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sample of Women in Urban Community-based Substance Abuse Treatment. Journal on Urban Health. 84(4): 508-22.PMID: 17356904 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Arévalo, S., Prado, G., & Amaro, H. 2008. Spirituality, Sense of Coherence and Coping Responses in Women Receiving Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Addiction. Evaluation and Program Planning. 31; 113–123.PMID: 17825910 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Arévalo, S.and Amaro, H. 2010. Sexual Health of Latina/o Populations in the United States. In M. Asencio (Ed.), Latina/o Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. Pgs 75-89.
Amaro, H., Magno-Gatmaytan, M.C., Meléndez, M., Cortés, D.E., Arévalo, S., Margolin, A. 2010. Addiction Treatment Intervention: An Uncontrolled Prospective Pilot Study of Spiritual Self-Schema Therapy with Latina Women. Substance Abuse, 31: 2, 117-125
Arévalo, S., Bécares, L., Amaro, H. 2010. Health of Incarcerated Latino Men. In M. Aguirre-Molina, L.N. Borrell, and W. Vega (Eds.), Health Issues in Latino Males: A Social Structural Approach. Introduction by Miguel Muñoz-Laboy and Foreword by David R. Williams. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. Paper ISBN: 978-0-8135-4604-9