Jennifer P. Alexander

Public Health Research Scientist

Jennifer Alexander


  • MPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Boston University
  • MSW, Clinical Social Work, Boston University
  • BS, Broadcast Journalism, Boston University

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Jennifer Alexander is a research scientist with 20 years of professional experience in health behavior, evaluation, and health communication. She leads federal- and state-funded research projects, including studies to promote community-based behavior change and measure knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of various target audiences. She leads several qualitative studies examining the use of tobacco products including e-cigarettes, adding to our understanding of youth and adult users of these novel and rapidly evolving products.

Ms. Alexander is a qualitative researcher who designs, implements, and analyzes focus groups, interviews, needs assessments, and cognitive and usability interviews. As an experienced trainer, focus group moderator, and interviewer, she has conducted research studies with diverse groups, including seniors, youth, health care professionals, and transgender men and women.  

Ms. Alexander has worked in a number of public health subject areas, including HIV/AIDS, tobacco, e-cigarettes, patient-centered outcomes research, health IT, tuberculosis, injury prevention, and cancer prevention and detection. She has conducted evaluations of health communications materials and programs for such clients as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).