Alina Baltazar

Alina Baltazar

Alina Baltazar

Title: Research Scientist
Phone: (269) 471-3558 profile


  • BA, Psychology, Andrews University
  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D, Human Development & Family Studies, Michigan State University


Alina Baltazar, PhD, MSW, LMSW, CFLE, Professor and Director of the MSW program at Point Loma University in San Diego, California. She was previously a professor and Director of the MSW programin the Social Work Department and Director of the Center for Prevention Education at the Institute for the Prevention of Addiction at Andrews University.  She is also a psychotherapist at Life Coach Psychology, Berrien Springs, MI.  Ms. Baltazar received her BA in psychology from Andrews University, Master of Social Work from University of Michigan, and Ph.D in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University.  In the area of academics, Ms. Baltazar, has worked as an adjunct faculty in social work, behavioral sciences, and family studies, and as a research scientist.   Her research areas are in religiosity and parental influence on health risk behaviors, domestic violence, and mental health.  She has published textbook chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, magazine articles, and presented at church and national conferences as well as given presentations in the community on these topics.  Ms. Baltazar has been a social worker for over 25 years.  As a social work clinician, Ms. Baltazar has worked in the areas of medical social work, out-reach counseling, psychiatric social work, domestic violence program administrator, and psychotherapy.  

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