Alexandria Drake

Grad Research Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Global Health
Liberal Arts & Sciences


Alexandria looks to bridge the fields of anthropology and public health in her research. She is broadly interested in how the process of immigration to the United States impacts one’s health and well-being. From this increased understanding, her goal is to develop strategies for more efficient health interventions and improve the communication process between public health, biomedicine, and communities being served through health programming.

When she is not working on her research, Alexandria loves to travel, hike, and play volleyball. She is a Phoenix native and roots for all of her hometown teams. You can usually find her watching (or talking about) the Cardinals, Suns, Diamondbacks, Coyotes, and ASU football. 


2014, Master of Public Health (Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Healthcare Policy/ Administration Dual Track)- Case Western Reserve Univeristy 

2013, B.A. Medical Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests

Areas of Research Interest

  • Impact of immigration to the United States on health outcomes  
  • Chronic disease management in medically underserved populations
  • Social and cultural factors influencing health
  • Access to healthcare 

Industry Positions

Epidemiologist- Arizona Health Disparities Center, Arizona Department of Health Services (2015-2017)

Program Manager- Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement (2014-2015)