Alexandria Drake

Graduate Research Assistant
Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

Tempe Campus


Alexandria’s research looks to bridge the fields of anthropology and public health. She is interested in identifying and targeting unmet need of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), with a particular interest in the cultural and structural barriers contributing to unmet need. Her ultimate 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.


Master of Public Health (Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Healthcare Policy/ Administration Dual Track), Case Western Reserve University 2014

B.A. Medical Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University 2013

Expertise Areas

Public Health

Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health

Survey Research Design