Faculty Expert Profile
- Professor of Epidemiology
- Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness
- Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research
Alexander is a practicing general internist and pharmacoepidemiologist and is internationally recognized for his research examining prescription drug utilization, safety and effectiveness. His research interests include prescription drugs including opiods; drug utilization; drug safety; drug effectiveness; pharmacoepidemiology; and pharmaceutical policy.
He is the founding co-Director of the Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness and Principal Investigator of the Johns Hopkins-FDA Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation. The author of over 250 scientific articles and book chapters, many focused on the opioid epidemic, he publishes regularly in leading scientific journals, serves on several editorial and advisory boards and is a frequent speaker on pharmaceutical utilization and policy.