Carmela Alcantara

Assistant Professor of Social Work


Dr. Carmela Alcántara is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, Faculty Affiliate of the Social Intervention Group, and Faculty of the Columbia Population Research Center. She is a clinical psychologist with postdoctoral training in public health and behavioral medicine. Her interdisciplinary program of research integrates frameworks and methodologies from psychology, public health, social work, and medicine to understand how individual-level contextual factors affect health, particularly in racial/ethnic and immigrant communities. Dr. Alcántara is committed to translating epidemiological findings on context and health to the development of behavioral interventions to reduce disparities in mental health care and cardiovascular behavioral risk factors, including sleep. Her current research is funded by a K23 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to examine sleep, self-regulation, and health in Latinos, as well as its social determinants, using objective measures and ecological momentary assessment.


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School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Ave.
Room 810, MC 4600
New York, NY 10027