Alexa Young, MPH, CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Alexa Young, MPH is a research assistant at the the CDC-funded Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) Coordinating Center, located at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP). Alexa contributes to the monitoring and  evaluation of scientific, cross-center research activities through collaboration with Network investigators, affiliates, community partners, and federal agencies, focused on accelerating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based strategies around a range of cancer prevention and control topics. Previously, Alexa worked for the Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Methods Unit of the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) at the UNC School of Medicine. In this role, she supported an evaluation of a quality improvement learning collaborative carried out by UNC Health, among other efforts designed to advance the field of implementation science.

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.