Alex H. Kral is an epidemiologist with expertise in community-based research with urban poor populations and drug policy. His policy and evaluation research has included syringe services programs, overdose education and naloxone distribution programs, and supervised consumption site programs. He is currently the principal investigator and co-investigator on several National Institute on Drug Abuse and foundation funded studies of the relationship between substance use, criminal legal involvement, infectious diseases and overdose, and federal and state drug policies. He has authored or coauthored more than 190 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Public Health, and Drug and Alcohol Dependence. He is regularly interviewed by journalists in print, podcast, and visual media, with frequent quotes in New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and San Francisco Chronicle and provides testimony in State legislatures.
Alex H. Kral
Distinguished Fellow, Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice
PhD, Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley
MS, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
BA, Sociology, Georgetown University