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Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health

Dr. Roth’s' research is focused on understanding how individual, social, and environmental factors influence health disparities. She utilizes mixed methods and community-engaged research approaches, with the goal of working with community members and advocates, to co-create sustainable solutions to public health problems. Two of her areas of interest are the intersection of gender and drug use on women's health as well as the evaluation of interventions to combat the opioid-related overdose crises.

Dr. Roth’s current projects are supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and she works on a large, randomized control trial that seeks to reduce HIV risk among women who inject drugs and a study to develop a wearable biosensor capable of detecting an overdose and intervening in real-time. Dr. Roth is the recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association and she has also received several school and departmental awards for student mentorship. She is the Director of the Monitoring and Evaluation Minor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention. To learn more about her research, visit