Alexandria Drake

Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Grad Research Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Global Health
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Alexandria’s research looks to bridge the fields of anthropology and public health. She is interested in identifying and targeting unmet need of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), with a particular interest in the cultural and structural barriers contributing to unmet need. Her ultimate goal is to develop strategies for more efficient health interventions and improve the communication process between public health, medicine, and communities being served through health programming.

When she is not working on her research, Alexandria can be found rooting for her hometown Arizona sports teams, hiking, volunteering with the Fiesta Bowl, or planning her next traveling adveture.


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

Google Scholar

Research Interests

Areas of Research Interest

  • Opioid dependency treatment 
  • 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)