Faculty Profile: Alvaro Tinajero, MD, MPH, ScM

Alvaro Tinajero
Alvaro Tinajero, MD, MPH, ScM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health
Community Health
Work: +1 401-419-2429
Application of epidemiological methods in public health practice; statistical precision and confidentiality in public health reporting, social epidemiology; database linkage in health program/public policy evaluations; health surveillance systems development; minority studies; comparative frameworks for national health systems.



Grants and Awards

Nominated to the 2010 MCH Epidemiology Award for Advancing Knowledge through Epidemiology and Applied Research. Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology. 2010 Annual MCH EPI Conference

State of Rhode Island. Certificate of recognition for outstanding service in response to the 2009-2010 flu pandemic. April 14th 2010

American Cancer Society's Travel and Scholarship Award to SEER*Stat Training on Population-Based Cancer Statistics. APHA and Center for Learning – Global Public Health. 136th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition. San Diego CA; October 25-29, 2008

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs'
Travel Scholarship: Multivariable Regression Modeling
Using MCH EPI Data. Atlanta, GA; December 4-5, 2006

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs'
Travel Scholarship: Evidence Based Evaluation
Training. Atlanta, GA; December 6-7, 2004

Teaching Recognition Award
Brown University Medical School
May 24, 2003

Scholarship and Travel Award
VI International Course of Applied Epidemiology
Mexican Directorate of Epidemiology
Harvard University and Alumni Association, and
Centers for Disease Control
Summer 1988

First Price, National Research Contest: "IQ in Non-
Endemic Areas of Neurologic Cretinism", 1986
Ecuadorian Medical Federation
Pan American Health Organization
Ecuadorian Institute of Medical and Social Research,
and Ecuadorian Federation of Rural Physicians


American Public Health Association
Contributing Member, ID 9859128
Epidemiology Section

Board Member, Centro Cultural Andino
Providence, Rhode Island

Board Member, Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island

Chair, Rhode Island Latino Cancer Control Task Force

National Council for International Health

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

Teaching Experience

Lecturer, Health Behavior and Health Communication (HCOM/MPH 522) Master of Public Health Program Tufts University Fall 2010

Instructor, Global Health Care Systems Seminar Community Health Clerkship Alpert Medical School Brown University 2008-2010 (~18 students per trimester)

Instructor, Comparative Health Care Systems Department of Community Health, Brown University
1999-2006 (~18 students per semester)

Courses Taught

  • Comparative Health Care Systems (PHP1100)

Selected Publications

  • http://rimed.org/medhealthri/2009-07/2009-07-253.pdf (2009)