Associate Fellow

Alexandra Casison, MPH

  • PhD Student, Demography, School of Arts and Sciences
  • MA Student, Statistics and Data Science, Wharton School

Alexandra Casison, MPH is a first-year PhD student in Demography, and is pursuing a dual MA in Statistics and Data Science at Wharton. She is also an NIH/NICHD T32 trainee. Her previous research has focused on LGBTQIA+ migrant and refugee health challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border, PrEP uptake among trans women in Manila, Philippines, racial health disparities and self-rated health in the U.S., and common breast cancer myths and misconceptions among Andean women in Cusco, Peru. As a mixed-methods researcher, Casison is interested in the health outcomes of historically marginalized communities and seeks out interventions that will improve these outcomes. She holds an MPH in Global Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a joint BS in Global Health and Human Biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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