AlvarezJulie A. Alvarez, Ph.D.
senior Professor of Practice

Ph.D., 2005, Emory University
Curriculum Vitae


Phone: (504) 862-3304

3053 Percival Stern Hall


Dr. Alvarez is a clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in psychological assessment. She coordinates the Department of Psychology’s 4+1 Accelerated Master’s Programs in Behavioral Health and Psychological Science. Dr. Alvarez does not have a research laboratory and, thus, she does not mentor graduate or undergraduate students on research projects.  

Selected Publications

Alvarez, J. A., Oveson, K., & Vasterling, J. J. (2011). Neurobehavioral aspects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In G. Goldstein, T. M. Incagnoli, & A. E. Puente (Eds.), Contemporary neurobehavioral syndromes (pp. 151-174). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Vasterling, J. J., Grande, L., Graefe, A., & Alvarez, J. A. (2010). Neuropsychological assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In C. Armstrong & L. Morrow (Eds.), Handbook of medical neuropsychology (pp. 447-465). New York, NY: Springer.

Vasterling, J. J., & Alvarez, J. A. (2008). Cognitive impairments associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In G. Reyes, J. D. Elhai, & J. D. Ford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of psychological trauma (pp. 138-140). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

York, M., & Alvarez, J. A. (2008). Cognitive impairments associated with Parkinson’s disease.In M. Trail, E. Protas, &E. Lai (Eds.), Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's disease: An evidenced-based treatment model (pp. 71-100). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.

Alvarez, J. A., & Emory, E. (2006). Executive functions and the frontal lobes: A meta-analytic review. Neuropsychology Review, 16, 17-42.

Tan, G., Alvarez, J. A., & Jensen, M. P. (2006). Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches to pain management. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 62, 1419-1431.

Alvarez, J. A., & Freides, D. (2004). Research on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder using the covert orienting paradigm of Posner. Developmental Neuropsychology, 26, 627-645.

Dr. Alvarez's Courses

  • Introductory Psychology – PSYC 1000
  • Sports Head Injuries and Concussions – COLQ 1020
  • Psychology in the Movies – TIDE 1270
  • Seeking Knowledge: How Various Disciplines Recognize Truth – INTU 2000
  • Psychological Testing and Measurement – PSYC 3180
  • Clinical Neuropsychology Honors – PSYC 4670
  • Health Psychology I – PSYC 6700
  • Health Psychology II – PSYC 6710
  • Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment – PSYC 6670
  • Psychoeducational Assessment II – PSYC 7620

Department of Psychology • 2007 Percival Stern Hall • New Orleans, LA 70118 • Phone: 504-865-5331 •