Mark Alexander, PhD is a retired research scientist at the Division of Research (DOR) Kaiser Permanente Northern California. He is the former Assistant Director of the Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, University of California at San Francisco.

Dr. Alexander is a cardiovascular epidemiologist who is committed to improving health outcomes of marginalized communities. The effects of racism and social class on health are of particular interest to Dr. Alexander. He is a member of the National Executive Committee 100 Black Men of America, and Co-Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee of 100 Black Men of America. He is an advisor to numerous community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Alexander has published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Heart Journal, and other peer reviewed journals. Dr. Alexander’s research interests include: cardiovascular disease, geriatric epidemiology and child health. He is currently the Executive Director of Youth Movement, a community based initiative dedicated to improving the health, fitness and well-being of Black children.


  • Bachelors Degree, University of California, Santa Cruz, Biology
  • Masters in Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Epidemiology