Alexa is a Researcher at the Access to Medicine Foundation for the Access to Medicine Index. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she specialized in understanding the health needs of diverse populations. She also holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Utrecht University, where she specialized in Clinical Epidemiology.
During her graduate studies, Alexa worked as a research assistant at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. She collected data for the Prematurity in Ghana (PETITE) cohort study, which aimed to identify the causes and outcomes of premature labor as well as the effects of prematurity on the cognitive- and motor development of infants. Alexa also worked with the Philips Access to Care team researching mobile health solutions for Cardiovascular Disease in Indonesia.