Elizabeth Alvarez


Elizabeth Alvarez is an experienced family/public health physician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University. After completing her medical degree and family medicine residency at the University of Toledo in Ohio, she earned a master’s degree in public health through the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health, and a PhD in Health Policy at McMaster University. She also holds a certificate in cognitive behavioural therapy (CMCBT). 

Her research uses policy analysis and qualitative and mixed methods for applied knowledge translation, spanning the role of context in evidence informed decision making, public health topics, sustainable health behaviour change across the lifespan, and multidisciplinary care.

Other roles

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI)
  • Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)
  • Member, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA)
  • Member, Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Endorsed Affiliate, The Research Institute of St. Joe's Hamilton

Activities and outputs

  • Elizabeth Recommends

Contact information

McMaster University, CRL 2nd floor
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON Canada  L8S 4K1