Kamila A. Alexander, PhD, MPH, RN
Interdisciplinary Research Training on Violence (T32-HDO64428)
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe St., Suite 436
Baltimore, MD 21205
Dr. Alexander practiced as a public health nurse specializing in women's health and well-being for ten years in community health centers. During her PhD studies, she received awards including the W.T.V. Fontaine Fellowship and a National Research Service Award (NRSA) T32 Fellowship from 2009 - 2011. Her dissertation work, titled "Sexual Safety and Sexual Security: Broadening the Sexual Health Discourse" was funded by a F31 Fellowship from the National Institute of Nursing Research. This research was also supported by grants from Sigma Theta Tau International, the Alice Paul Center for the study of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Center for Global Women’s Health Research (CGWH)
Dr. Alexander is a behavioral scientist that studies sexuality, decision-making, health behaviors, and social processes, including intimate partner abuse (IPA) that lead to sexual health outcome inequities in marginalized communities. Her populations of interest include women, older adolescents, and emerging adults across the socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial spectrum. Dr. Alexander's current work examines the underlying mechanisms of sexual health disparities at the intersections of HIV/STI and IPA prevention, healthy sexuality, and reproductive well-being. Long term goals for her program of research are to develop and implement new conceptual frameworks across national and international settings that prevent IPA and promote sexual well-being among women and their emotional partners.