Monica M Alzate

Monica M Alzate
Baylor College of Medicine | BCM · Department of Family & Community Medicine

Ph.D., LCSW, MA

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Introduction
Mónica M. Alzate, PhD; LCSW; MA is a scholar-practitioner at Baylor College of Medicine where she engages in provision of mental health services, trainings, and research. She has over two decades of combined experience working in both social work and medical academia, and social and mental health services in Colombia and the United States. Her research focuses on women’s health and rights, adolescent pregnancy, and social determinants of health.
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August 2016 - present
Baylor College of Medicine
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  • Professor (Assistant)
July 2008 - August 2012
University of Oklahoma
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  • Professor (Associate)
August 2002 - June 2008
University of Oklahoma
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (19)
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This study examines the financial outcomes in adulthood of Hispanics (N = 87) and White (Non-Hispanic, N = 498) persons placed in foster care during childhood. It uses the Casey Family Programs National Alumni Study (CFPNAS) database. Path models including predictors such as gender, education, having a partner, preparation for leaving care, and pro...
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Study objective: The present study investigates the association between receiving information on sexual-literacy topics and likelihood of experiencing adolescent pregnancy. Design: Cross-sectional analysis; SETTING: Colombia; PARTICIPANTS: 8,525 adolescents (13-19 years-old) MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Our primary outcome of interest was teenage preg...
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Objective: To investigate the association of socioeconomic status (SES) components (education, occupation, and household wealth) with number (1 or ≥2) and timing (planned/emergency) of cesarean delivery (CD) in Colombia, rates of which are well above the levels recommended by the World Health Organization. Methods: A cross-sectional study using...
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Objective: To explore cultural-contextual factors that impact the high rate of Hispanic/Latina teen pregnancy in Oklahoma from the perspective of providers and parents. Methods: Community Based Participatory Research at the Latino Community Development Agency in Oklahoma City; focus groups and in-depth interviews; 33 service providers and 14 His...
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Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other substance use by adolescents can have a serious impact on their health and well-being according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, 2016). School social workers (SSW) are trained to conduct assessments and interventions with adolescents and families to improve their functioning and academic performance...
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The number one cause of intellectual and developmental disorders worldwide is alcohol. This article presents information on the effects, legislation, and current efforts on prenatal alcohol exposure and the child welfare system. Understanding the impact of alcohol and other drugs could help child welfare social workers to translate child welfare po...
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Brief history of reproductive rights movement in the USA. Book DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483384269
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For two decades, the reproductive behavior of adolescents in Colombia placed the country in the middle range among countries in Latin America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Haiti, and Jamaica in terms of adolescent fertility rates. Despite a recent drop in the proportion of adolescent mothers, as described in this chapter, births to adolescents i...
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Analyzes how rape has been used in armed conflict against both women and men. www.abc-clio.com
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Social workers confront a child protective services case and practice differences are evident.
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The understanding and promotion of sexual and reproductive rights are essential in the social work profession, not only to improve the health status of affected populations but to advocate effectively for social justice and to respond to globalized realities. This article highlights the relevance of sexual and reproductive rights in the philosophic...
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This article focuses on the realities poor women living in Georgia face in the pursuit of employment. The inquiry focuses on 107 women (84.1% African American, 15.9% white) who were respondents to a survey undertaken by the Welfare Reform Project in Georgia to predict the participants' self-reported confidence in leaving welfare. Predictors of conf...
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Current research on child maltreatment examines differences between Hispanics and non-Hispanics and between female and male children/youth in the overall population. However, this research does not shed light on whether ethnicity-associated differences hold for each gender. Similarly, where gender differences are reported without regard of ethnicit...
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As of 30 June 2006, more than 3.5 million Colombians are internally displaced persons (IDPs), the second largest IDP population in the world after that of Sudan. While most IDP studies treat the plight of internally displaced women (IDW) as an isolated phenomenon, this paper demonstrates that their situation reflects Colombia's chronic cultural, po...
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This article is part of a study on single mothers who were welfare recipients in Georgia, US (n = 53,323) in the year 2000 which used the Human Development Index (HDI) to measure their quality of life (QOL) and that of the overall Georgia population by race. The United Nations created the HDI in 1990 to compare QOL across nations, but the HDI has a...
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This article is part of a study on single mothers who were welfare recipients in Georgia, US (n=53,323) in the year 2000 which used the Human Development Index (HDI) to measure their quality of life (QOL) and that of the overall Georgia population by race. The United Nations created the HDI in 1990 to compare QOL across nations, but the HDI has als...
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The role of women in the development of Colombia's constitution and the differences among women's groups

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Increase knowledge and understanding of how reproductive health disparities affect women and their communities.