Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, DrPH



Daniela Sotres-Alvarez

Research Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center
137 E. Franklin St.
Suite 203
Campus Box 8030
Chapel Hill 27514

T: 919-843-9994



2010 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill DrPH, Biostatistics
2002 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MS, Biostatistics
1997 Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) BS, Applied Mathematics

Research interests

  • Global health
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity

Research activities

I am interested in collaborative research in nutritional epidemiology. My dissertation research reviewed and evaluated methodological and practical implications for using latent class models to derive and study dietary patterns over time. Statistical interests: longitudinal data analysis, linear mixed models, multilevel linear models, and generalized latent class models.

Key publications

Redline S, Sotres-Alvarez D, Loredo J, Hall M, Patel S, Ramos A, Shah N, Ries A, Arens R, Barnhart J, Youngblood M, Zee P, Daviglus M. Sleep Disordered Breathing in Hispanic/Latino Individuals of Diverse Backgrounds: The Hispanic Community Health Study/ Study of Latinos. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014; 189(3), 335–344.

Sotres-Alvarez D, Herring AH and Siega-Riz AM. Latent transition models to study women changing dietary patterns from pregnancy to one year postpartum. Am J Epidemiol.2013;177(8): 852–861.

Sotres-Alvarez D, Herring AH, Siega-Riz AM. Latent Class Analysis Is Useful to Classify Pregnant Women into Dietary Patterns. J Nutr. 2010 Dec; 140(12): 2253-2259. [PMID: 20962151]

Evenson KR, Sotres-Alvarez D, Herring AH, Messer L, Laraia BA, Rodríguez DA. Assessing Urban and Rural Neighborhood Characteristics Using Audit and GIS Data: Derivation and Reliability of Constructs. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009 Jul 20;6:44.

Rivera JA, Sotres-Alvarez D, Habicht JP, Shamah T, Villalpando S. Impact of the Mexican program for education, health, and nutrition (Progresa) on rates of growth and anemia in infants and young children: a randomized effectiveness study. JAMA. 2004 Jun 2; 291(21): 2563-70.