- B.S., Biology, East Tennessee State University
- M.S., Health and Medical Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
- Ph.D., Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Post-doc, Health Disparities Research Scholar, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Dr. Allen’s research interests include health disparities, immigrant health and “health in all policies.” Dr. Allen studies the impacts of state and local immigration-related policies on health for immigrants and their children. She also conducts research on methodological issues critical to using secondary data to study health disparities. The ultimate goal of Dr.Allen’s research is to help policymakers create healthier, more equitable communities by promoting health and wellbeing for immigrants and their children.
- Allen, C.D. (2019) Towards evidence-based policies and programs that promote immigrant well-being. American Journal of Public Health, 109(9): 1177-1178. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305256
- Allen, C.D. (2018). Who loses public health insurance when states pass restrictive omnibus immigration-related laws? The moderating role of county Latino density. Health & Place, 54: 20-28. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.08.023
- Allen, C.D. & McNeely, C.A. (2017). Do restrictive omnibus immigration laws reduce enrollment in public health insurance by Latino citizen children? A comparative interrupted time series study. Social Science & Medicine, 191:19-29. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.08.039
- Allen, C.D., McNeely, C.A., & Orme, J.G. (2016). Self-rated health across race, ethnicity, and immigration status for US adolescents and young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health, 58: 47-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.09.006
- Link to Dr. Allen’s publications.