Mark Alexander, PhD is a retired research scientist at the Division of Research (DOR) Kaiser Permanente Northern California. He is the former Assistant Director of the Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, University of California at San Francisco.
He is an epidemiologist who is committed to improving health outcomes of marginalized communities. Of particular interest to him are the effects of racism and social class on health.
Dr. Alexander is a member of the Executive Committee of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., where he serves as the National Secretary. Additionally, Dr. Alexander is a leader of the 100’s Health and Wellness Committee. He also represents the 100 on the Council on Black Health, a coalition of national Black organizations that address issues that impact the health of Black communities. His service as an advisor to numerous community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area has benefitted young scientists, youth and wellness organizations. He is currently the Executive Director of Youth Movement, a community-based initiative dedicated to improving the health, fitness and well-being of Black children.
Dr. Alexander has published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Heart Journal, and other peer reviewed journals. His research interests include: cardiovascular disease, geriatric epidemiology and child health. He also serves on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine.
- Bachelors Degree, University of California, Santa Cruz, Biology
- Masters in Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
- PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Epidemiology
Dr. Alexander lives in Oakland, California with his wife Olivia.