Robert Alexander, PhD, MPH
Senior Director, Public Health Research and Evaluation

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  • 20+ years of experience in research and evaluation for various public health programs

  • Serves as a member of Karna’s senior leadership team, overseeing the portfolio of research, evaluation and data management and analytics contracts

  • 678-861-4134 | ralexander[at]karna[dot]com

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  • Chronic Disease
  • Diabetes Management
  • Environmental Scan
  • Evaluation & Assessment
  • Focus Group Moderation
  • Health Communications
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Systems & Policy
  • In-depth Interviews
  • Literature Reviews
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Military Health Maternal & Child Health Eye Health
  • Multi-Morbidity
  • Prevention Research
  • Population Heath
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Research Support
  • Research & Evaluation Methodology
  • School-Based Violence Prevention
  • Smoking/Tobacco Use (All Forms)
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Study Protocol
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Target Audience Segmentation
  • Tobacco Control

Dr. Robert Alexander is the Senior Director of Public Health Research and Evaluation at Karna, LLC, and oversees the portfolio of research, evaluation, data management, and analytics contracts. He has more than 20 years of research and evaluation experience with various public health programs. He has successfully led complex projects for federal, state, and nonprofit organizations on topics including eye health, maternal and child health, and tobacco use. He has an extensive track record of designing, coordinating, and implementing research and evaluation of public health programs. He has led the formative research and outcome evaluations of large-scale, HHS-funded national communication and behavior change projects. He has been recognized by clients and peers for producing high-quality deliverables and innovative solutions and utilizing highly responsive and collaborative approaches to client needs.

Robert has published scientific papers relating to his work and has won a number of awards including the Charles C. Shepard Science Award for scientific excellence at CDC and ATSDR.

He holds a PhD in Health Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and an MPH in Health Systems and Policy from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey), and a BS in Public Health from Rutgers The State University of New Jersey.