Alicia L. Salvatore, DRPH, MPH

Director of Community Engaged Research

Dr. Alicia Salvatore is the Director of Community-Engaged Research for the Christiana Care Health System Value Institute. She has expertise in public health, health promotion, community-engaged research, community-based participatory research and implementation science.

Dr. Salvatore’s research examines and addresses social and environmental determinants of health through mixed methods research and multi-level intervention. She has partnered with a wide range of collaborators and communities in the U.S. and internationally to collaboratively develop and conduct research and  translate findings into policies and programs.  Dr. Salvatore’s research ranges from chronic disease prevention to environmental health and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and foundations. Her current research includes randomized controlled trials of interventions to promote healthy environments in child care, studies of teachers’ health and engaged research with Latinas and community health workers.

Dr. Salvatore has a bachelor’s degree from Franklin and Marshall College, a Master in Public Health in Health Behavior from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a Doctor of Public Health degree from the School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley.  She completed a NHLBI-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and was a faculty member of the Stanford School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center prior to joining the Value Institute.