Alejandra Caqueo Urízar is a psychologist and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Health from the University of Barcelona, Spain and is a full researcher and associate professor of psychology at University of Tarapacá (Chile). Her research interests are the psychosocial factors linked to the quality of life of patients with schizophrenia and their families, and caregiver’s burden and psychoeducational interventions. She is also interested in examining the causal beliefs in schizophrenia of ethnic minority patients and their caregivers, in the Andean region of Latin America (Chile, Perú and Bolivia). The results should increase the understanding of mental illness in patients with schizophrenia and improve mental health interventions in Latin America.
Research areas of Interests
Schizophrenia in ethnic minority groups, ethnopsychiatry, epidemiology of mental health, social determinants of mental disorder, health-related quality of life, psycho-educational intervention programs.