Epidemiologist, CDC Foundation
Alexandria Matos is an epidemiologist for the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Team. She has a passion for improving health literacy cross-culturally, population health research, and community engagement in health policy. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and International Affairs, she became interested in bioethics and medical sociology through directed individual studies. Alexandria spent the next few years after graduation teaching English in Korea and Indonesia before returning to school for a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. In 2016, Alexandria relocated to Tampa Bay to use her public health skills for the University of South Florida’s birth defects program. In this position, she researched the Zika and opioid epidemic as a state-wide surveillance analyst. She later transitioned to managing a Phase II clinical trial for the prevention of type 1 diabetes for 53 research centers across six countries until the COVID pandemic. When not working, Alexandria enjoys trying new foods, reading, and weekend exploring.