Kamila A. Alexander

Kamila A. Alexander


Kamila A. Alexander is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the PhD and Postdoctoral programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her research examines the socio-structural determinants of trauma and violence on sexual, mental, and reproductive health outcomes among marginalized young people. As a trained advanced practice public health nurse, Dr. Alexander uses health equity and social justice lenses to examine the complex roles that intimate partner violence, HIV resilience, societal gender expectations, and economic opportunity play in the experience of intimate human relationships. She is recognized for her scientific and community-engaged leadership as a member of the inaugural cohort of Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators.

Dr. Alexander has been a leader in advancing health equity in interprofessional activities and leadership roles within and outside Johns Hopkins.  She is the inaugural Chair of the Nursing Initiative of the Mid-Atlantic Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Consortium, Lead Faculty for the Violence Working Group at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Chair of the HIV/STI Committee of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and the Associate Director of the NIH-sponsored Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Trauma and Violence T32 Training Program at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Alexander earned a B.S. in Exercise Science from Howard University, a BSN and MSN/MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Her goals are to not only promote health and prevent morbidities but to lead and create investigations that affect practice and policy on a global scale.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Global Women’s Health and Gender Equity
Center for Infectious Disease and Nursing Innovation
Hopkins Population Center
Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health
Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy

Specialties and Expertise
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Care
  • Adult Health
  • Community
  • Disparities
  • Equity
  • Genetics
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Policy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods/Statistics