Alvaro M. Tinajero Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

research overview

Development and application of epidemiological and statistical methods for public health practice; statistical precision and confidentiality for small numbers reporting, social epidemiology; database linkage for health program/public policy evaluations; use of cross-agency data for health surveillance systems; minority studies; quality improvement methods for systems and institutional strengthening; comparative frameworks for national health systems.

funded research

Research Component of the New Freedom Initiative Grant 2170139.02 (Tinajero)
Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services
Recipient: Rhode Island Department of Health
Pre-post analysis comparing health service models/ management outcomes in Rhode Island children with special health care needs receiving Medicaid assistance
Role: Principal Investigator

R03AG027870-01A1 (Wasserman)
Agency: National Institutes of Health
Recipient: Brown University
Older Latina Women, Marital Status and Cancer Screening
Exploratory study to understand why unmarried middle-aged and older Latina women have low cancer screening rates compared to married Latina women of similar age
Role: Expert Panel Member

SPF SIG/SP 04-002 (Martinez)
Recipient: Rhode Island Office of Health and Human Services / Brown Subcontract
Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant
Provide technical assistance through a state epidemiology workgroup to assess Rhode Island's community readiness to address underage alcohol use and drug consumption, create cross-agency mechanisms
for database access and linkage, and generate city and state health profiles.
Role: Principal Investigator of Brown subcontract with Rhode Island's OHHS

RFA 05007 (Garneau)
Agency: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Recipient: Rhode Island Department of Health State Implementation Projects for Preventing Secondary Conditions and Promoting the Health of People with Disabilities
Promote the health of people with disabilities, prevent secondary conditions, and reduce disparities between people with and without disabilities through empowerment, education, access to several communitybased services, research policy, and community collaboration
Role: Co-Principal Investigator