Alexandria Drake

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 cultural and structural barriers to providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid dependency in southwestern New Mexico. 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.


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

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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)

Expertise Areas