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Carlos Alvarez

Carlos Alvarez, MS

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • PIC
  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Office Phone: 214-372-5300
Mail Address: 5920 Forest Park Rd Ste 400
Dallas TX 75235-6418


Dr. Alvarez is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Division of Clinical/Translational Research. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in the Department of Clinical Sciences (Outcomes and Health Services Research Division). He is a pharmacoepidemiologist, health services researcher, and clinical pharmacy specialist. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in 2004 and Master of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Dr. Alvarez also completed his Pharmacotherapy residency in 2006 at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2007). In 2009 he was selected as a National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Scholar and earned a Master of Science of Clinical Science with Distinction from the University of Texas Southwestern in 2013. Dr. Alvarez’s research interests are in the safety and effectiveness of medications in patients with chronic diseases using large administrative and clinical databases. His research is funded by the NIH and other extramural sources.

Research Interests

Drug Safety

Selected Publications:

  • Alvarez CA, Giuliano CA, Haase KK, Thompson KA, Frei CR, Forcade NA, Brouse SD, Mortensen EM, Bell T, Bedimo RJ, Toups NM, Hall RG. Empiric Weight-Based Vancomycin in Intensive Care Unit Patients With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia.. The American journal of the medical sciences 2014.
  • Pugh MV, Marcum ZA, Copeland LA, Mortensen EM, Zeber JE, Noel PH, Berlowitz DR, Downs JR, Good CB, Alvarez CA, Amuan ME, Hanlon JT. The quality of quality measures: HEDIS® quality measures for medication management in the elderly and outcomes associated with new exposure. Drugs Aging 2013;30(8):645-654.
  • Hall RG, Hazlewood KA, Brouse SD, Giuliano CA, Haase KK, Frei CR, Forcade NA, Bell TE, Bedimo RJ, Alvarez CA. Empiric guideline-recommended weight-based vancomycin dosing and nephrotoxicity rates in patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a retrospective cohort study.. BMC Pharmacol Toxicol 2013;14:12.
  • Alvarez CA, Clark CA, Zhang S, Halm EA, Shannon JJ, Girod CE, Cooper L, Amarasingham R. Predicting out of intensive care unit cardiopulmonary arrest or death using electronic medical record data. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2013;27(13):13-28.
  • Greene RS, Rangel RM, Edwards KL, Chastain LM, Brouse SD, Alvarez CA, Collins LJ, Brilakis ES, Banerjee S. Ranolazine for the treatment of refractory angina in a veterans population.. Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2012;13(2):e1-5.