Last updated on: 1/18/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Margarita Alegría, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research (CMMHR) at Cambridge Health Alliance
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Little is known about the psychological status of sex workers, partly as a result of the difficulty of recruiting such individuals given the stigmatization they experience and the coercive actions taken against them.”

American Journal of Public Health, Dec. 1994

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research (CMMHR), Cambridge Health Alliance, 2002-present
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 2002-present
  • Vice Chair, AcademyHealth, 2007
  • Mental Health Section Award, American Public Health Association (APHA), 2003
  • President’s Award as Distinguished Investigator, University of Puerto Rico, 2002
  • Director, Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research, University of Puerto Rico, 1988-2002
  • Professor, University of Puerto Rico, 1987-2002
  • President’s Award in Arts and Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, 2001
  • President’s Award in Science and Technology, University of Puerto Rico, 2000
  • Twenty Most Distinguished Women in Puerto Rico (Contributions to Health), El Nuevo Día, 1996
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society, Georgetown University, 1978
Education:
  • PhD, Psychology, Temple University, 1989
  • MA, Psychology, University of Puerto Rico, 1982
  • BA, Psychology, Georgetown University, 1978
Other:
  • None found