Dr. Carmela Alcantara

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Department of Medicine
New York, New York
United States

Focus Areas

Mental Health / Psychology
Public Health & Safety


Dr. Carmela Alcántara is a Research Fellow for Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public health. Dr. Alcántara received her PhD in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor in August 2010 and completed a full-time clinical internship at New York University-Bellevue Hospital Center in July 2010. Carmela obtained her M.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2006, and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology with a concentration in Latina/o Studies from Cornell University in 2004. She received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Pre-doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health to complete her dissertation.