Julie A. Alvarez, Ph.D.

Senior Professor of Practice

(504) 862-3304
School of Science & Engineering
Julie A. Alvarez

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., 2005, Emory University


Dr. Alvarez is a licensed 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; thus, she does not mentor graduate or undergraduate students on research projects.  


3053 Percival Stern Hall

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.

Courses Taught

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