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Carlos Alvarez

Carlos Alvarez, PharmD

  • Associate Professor
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • PIC
Office Phone: 214-358-9008
Mail Address: 5920 Forest Park Rd Ste 400
Dallas TX 75235-6418



Dr. Alvarez is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Division of Clinical/Translational Research. He is also an Associate 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 (KL2) 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.

Selected Publications:

  • Clifford K, Dy-Boarman EA, Haase KK, Maxvill K, Pass SE, Alvarez CA. Challenges with Diagnosing and Managing Sepsis in Older Adults.. Expert review of anti-infective therapy 2016;:1-11.
  • Makris UE, Pugh MJ, Alvarez CA, Berlowitz DR, Turner BJ, Aung K, Mortensen EM. Exposure to High-Risk Medications is Associated With Worse Outcomes in Older Veterans With Chronic Pain.. The American journal of the medical sciences 2015;350(4):279-85.
  • Alvarez CA, Lingvay I, Vuylsteke V, Black R, McGuire DK. Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Mellitus: Complication of the Disease or of Antihyperglycemic Medications.. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics 2015;98(2):145-61.
  • 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.