Luis R. Alvarez-Hernandez
- MSW University of Georgia, 2014
- BSW Dalton State College, 2011
Luis R. Alvarez-Hernandez was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He began his studies in social work at the Universidad Interamericana of Puerto Rico and completed his BSW at Dalton State College in Georgia in 2011. During his undergraduate studies he was also fortunate to have academic experiences in Toledo, Spain and Veracruz, Mexico. He received his MSW with a clinical concentration at UGA in 2014 and joined the PhD program in 2018.
Alvarez-Hernandez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Anger Management Specialist. He has worked with children, youth and families, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions, adults experiencing mental health and substance use difficulties, community groups, and university students. He has presented at national conferences and has published in peer- reviewed academic journals. Alvarez-Hernandez taught as an adjunct faculty member at Georgia State University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Universidad del Sagrado Corazón de Puerto Rico. He is bilingual in English/Spanish.
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health disparities in minority populations, mental health of LGBTQ individuals and people of color, experiences of Latinx immigrants, the impact of intersectionality of identities in physical and mental health outcomes, diversity training in social work education, bio-psycho-social interventions in social work