Alexa Young, MPH, CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Alexa Young, MPH is a research assistant at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Within the department, Alexa works for the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) Coordinating Center, where she contributes to the coordination and evaluation of scientific, cross-center research activities among Network members, affiliates, and federal agency partners, focused on accelerating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based strategies around a range of cancer prevention and control topics. Additionally, Alexa works for the Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Methods Unit of the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS), of the UNC School of Medicine. In this role, she supports various projects designed to advance the field of implementation science. Currently, her team is conducting an evaluation of a quality improvement learning collaborative carried out by UNC Health.

Prior to working at UNC, Alexa obtained her bachelor’s degree in Human Health Sciences from Emory University in 2017, and her Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2020.





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