Dayna S. Alexander, DRPH, MSPH, MCHES


Dr. Alexander currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology at Concordia University, Chicago. She also serves as a LEEAD Scholar (Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity) for the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

A 2006 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Dr. Alexander continued her education at Charlotte, earning her Master of Science degree in Public Health in 2010 and then moved on to Georgia State University where she earned her Doctorate in Public Health in 2014.

Dr. Alexander’s research focuses on preventing childhood obesity, conducting cross-sectional national surveys of children’s health and studies into the perceptions of African Americans in rural communities.

Dr. Alexander’s credentials include serving as a Contracting Officer Representative for the Federal Acquisition Institute, licensing as a Master Certified Health Specialist (MCHES), a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from the Aveta Business Institute, and a licensed Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Dr. Alexander also serves as a Behavioral Analysist on a research and evaluation team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention; a Research Associate in Physical Education and Sports Studies at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina; and has traveled extensively, including trips in Ghana and Haiti where she worked with doctors and nurses to provide health education to patients.


DrPH, Georgia Southern University (2014)
MSPH, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (2010)
Bs, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (2006)