Alicia L. Salvatore, DrPH, MPH




Assistant Professor


Phone: (405) 271-8001, ext 46744
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 469
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901



  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford School of Medicine, 2010-2012
  • DrPH, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 2008
  • MPH, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2000
  • BA, Franklin and Marshall College, 1996


  • Salvatore AL, Castorina R, Camacho J, Morga N, López J, Nishioka M, Barr DB, Eskenazi B, Bradman A. Home-based community health worker intervention to reduce pesticide exposures to farmworkers' children: A randomized-controlled trial. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 Jun 3. doi: 10.1038/jes.2015.39. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26036987.
  • Blue Bird Jernigan V, Peercy M, Branam D, Saunkeah B, Wharton D, Winkleby M, Lowe J, Salvatore AL, Dickerson D, Belcourt A, D'Amico E, Patten CA, Parker M, Duran B, Harris R, Buchwald D. Beyond health equity: achieving wellness within american Indian and alaska native communities. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jul;105 Suppl 3:S376-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302447. Epub 2015 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 25905823; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4455506.
  • Salvatore AL, Ahn S, Jiang L, Lorig K, Ory MG. National study of chronic disease self-management: 6-month and 12-month findings among cancer survivors and non-cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2015 Apr 14. doi: 10.1002/pon.3783. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25871889.
  • Madrigal DS, Salvatore A, Casillas G, Casillas C, Vera I, Eskenazi B, Minkler M. Health in my community: conducting and evaluating PhotoVoice as a tool to promote environmental health and leadership among Latino/a youth. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2014 Autumn;8(3):317-29. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2014.0034. PubMed PMID: 25435558; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4428619.
  • Patil SR, Arnold BF, Salvatore AL, Briceno B, Ganguly S, Colford JM Jr, Gertler PJ. The effect of India's total sanitation campaign on defecation behaviors and child health in rural Madhya Pradesh: a cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2014 Aug 26;11(8):e1001709. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001709. eCollection 2014 Aug. PubMed PMID: 25157929; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4144850.
  • Minkler M, Salvatore AL, Chang C, Gaydos M, Liu SS, Lee PT, Tom A, Bhatia R, Krause N. Wage theft as a neglected public health problem: an overview and case study from San Francisco's Chinatown District. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jun;104(6):1010-20. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301813. Epub 2014 Apr 17. PubMed PMID: 24825200.
  • Chang C, Minkler M, Salvatore AL, Lee PT, Gaydos M, Liu SS. Studying and addressing urban immigrant restaurant worker health and safety in San Francisco's Chinatown district: a CBPR case study. J Urban Health. 2013 Dec;90(6):1026-40. doi: 10.1007/s11524-013-9804-0. PubMed PMID: 23793556; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3853171.
  • Chang C, Salvatore AL, Lee PT, Liu SS, Tom AT, Morales A, Baker R, Minkler M. Adapting to context in community-based participatory research: "participatory starting points" in a Chinese immigrant worker community. Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Jun;51(3-4):480-91. doi: 10.1007/s10464-012-9565-z. PubMed PMID: 23370942.
  • Jernigan VB, Salvatore AL, Styne DM, Winkleby M. Addressing food insecurity in a Native American reservation using community-based participatory research. Health Educ Res. 2012 Aug;27(4):645-55. doi: 10.1093/her/cyr089. Epub 2011 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 21994709.
  • Minkler, M and Salvatore, AL. Participatory Approaches for Dissemination and Implementation Research. In: Brownson RC, Colditz GA, Proctor EK, eds. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press 2012.
  • Chang, C, Salvatore, AL, Lee, PT, Liu, SS, Minkler, M. Popular Education, Participatory Research, and Community Organizing with Immigrant Workers in Chinatown Restaurants: A Case Study. In: Minker, M, ed. Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare (Third edition). Rutgers, NJ: Rutgers University Press 2012.
  • Gaydos M, Bhatia R, Morales A, Lee PT, Liu SS, Chang C, Salvatore AL, Krause N, Minkler M. Promoting health and safety in San Francisco's Chinatown restaurants: findings and lessons learned from a pilot observational checklist. Public Health Rep. 2011 Sep-Oct;126 Suppl 3:62-9. PubMed PMID: 21836739; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3150131.
  • Minkler M, Lee PT, Tom A, Chang C, Morales A, Liu SS, Salvatore A, Baker R, Chen F, Bhatia R, Krause N. Using community-based participatory research to design and initiate a study on immigrant worker health and safety in San Francisco's Chinatown restaurants. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Apr;53(4):361-71. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20791. PubMed PMID: 20066672.
  • Salvatore AL, Chevrier J, Bradman A, Camacho J, López J, Kavanagh-Baird G, Minkler M, Eskenazi B. A community-based participatory worksite intervention to reduce pesticide exposures to farmworkers and their families. Am J Public Health. 2009 Nov;99 Suppl 3:S578-81. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.149146. PubMed PMID: 19890160; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2774203.
  • Salvatore AL, Bradman A, Castorina R, Camacho J, López J, Barr DB, Snyder J, Jewell NP, Eskenazi B. Occupational behaviors and farmworkers' pesticide exposure: findings from a study in Monterey County, California. Am J Ind Med. 2008 Oct;51(10):782-94. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20622. PubMed PMID: 18702096; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2605684.
  • Bradman A, Salvatore AL, Boeniger M, Castorina R, Snyder J, Barr DB, Jewell NP, Kavanagh-Baird G, Striley C, Eskenazi B. Community-based intervention to reduce pesticide exposure to farmworkers and potential take-home exposure to their families. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2009 Jan;19(1):79-89. doi: 10.1038/jes.2008.18. Epub 2008 Mar 26. PubMed PMID: 18368011.
  • Israel BA, Parker EA, Rowe Z, Salvatore A, Minkler M, López J, Butz A, Mosley A, Coates L, Lambert G, Potito PA, Brenner B, Rivera M, Romero H, Thompson B, Coronado G, Halstead S. Community-based participatory research: lessons learned from the Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Oct;113(10):1463-71. PubMed PMID: 16203263; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1281296.


  • Community-based participatory research and citizen science
  • Latino Health
  • Children's Environmental Health
  • Worker health and workplace health promotion
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Cancer prevention and survivorship
  • Community Health Workers



  • Principal Investigator, Work, Stress and Health Among Low-Wage Latinas in Oklahoma
  • Co-Investigator, Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE)