Alex McDowell, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Investigator
Mongan Institute Health Policy Center, Mass General Research Institute
PhD Harvard University
health disparities; health policy; health services Dr. Alex McDowell is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Investigator in the Health Policy Research Center at the Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital. She works at the intersection of health policy, mental health, and LGBTQ+ health. Her goal is to mitigate health inequities through research that influences policy and health care delivery system design. Current funding includes a K01 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study the coverage of gender affirming care in Medicaid. Dr. McDowell has a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University with a concentration in evaluative science and statistics. Prior to completing doctoral work, Dr. McDowell earned an MPH, MS in Nursing, and BS in Nursing from Johns Hopkins, as well as a BA in Gender Studies from Georgetown University.
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