For more than 25 years, Alicia Salvatore, DrPH, has conducted community and health system-based research to examine and address chronic disease and other health disparities. She employs community-engaged research to develop and evaluate multi-level interventions to promote health equity and community health.
Areas of Expertise (8)
Food as Medicine
Social and Environmental Determinants of Health
Chronic Disease Prevention
Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford School of Medicine: NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2012
University of California - Berkeley: DrPH, Public Health 2008
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill: M.P.H, Health Behavior & Health Education 2002
Franklin & Marshall College: B.A. 1996
Selected Papers and Publications (5)
Impact of a Healthy Retail Intervention on Fruits and Vegetables and Total Sales in Tribally Owned Convenience Stores: Findings From the THRIVE StudyHealth Promotion Practice
2020 Healthy retail interventions are a recommended intervention strategy to address diet-related diseases, such as obesity and diabetes; however, retail managers are concerned about their bottom line.
Neglected Elements of a High-Quality Early Childhood Workforce: Whole Teacher Well-Being and Working ConditionsEarly Childhood Education Journal
2020 The majority of teachers in the early care and education (ECE) workforce face disparities in physical and psychological well-being as well as working conditions. This study examined the working conditions and physical, psychological, and professional well-being of early childhood teachers and compared the results by the child age group they care for and by teachers’ level of educational attainment.
A Nutrition Environment Measure to Assess Tribal Convenience Stores: The THRIVE StudyHealth Promotion Practice
2018 In rural American Indian (AI) communities, where supermarkets are rare, tribally owned and operated convenience stores are an important food source. Food environment measures for these settings are needed to understand and address the significant diet-related disparities among AIs.
Diabetes and Obesity Associated with Poor Food Environments in American Indian Communities: the Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) StudyCurrent Developments in Nutrition
2018 American Indians (AIs) have significantly higher rates of diet-related chronic diseases than other racial/ethnic groups, and many live in environments with limited access to healthy food.
The Effect of India's Total Sanitation Campaign on Defecation Behaviors and Child Health in Rural Madhya Pradesh: A Cluster Randomized Controlled TrialPLOS Medicine
2014 Poor sanitation is thought to be a major cause of enteric infections among young children. However, there are no previously published randomized trials to measure the health impacts of large-scale sanitation programs.