Dr. Paul E. Alexander, an esteemed epidemiologist and a widely recognized global expert on COVID-19, is chief scientific officer of the Unity Project. He has previously served as senior advisor to the assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services specializing in COVID pandemic policy during the Trump administration. Dr. Alexander has also worked with the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization as a COVID pandemic evidence-synthesis advisor and is a former assistant professor at McMaster University in evidence-based medicine and research methodology.
Previously, Dr. Alexander worked at the World Health Organization as a regional specialist/epidemiologist in the European Regional Office in Denmark, as an epidemiologist for the government of Canada, and as the evidence synthesis meta-analysis systemic review guideline development lead with the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Dr. Alexander earned a bachelor’s degree and Master of Arts degree from York University in Ontario, Canada. He received a Master of Health Science (MHSc) from the University of Toronto, a Master of Science degree (MSc) from the University of Oxford in England and earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. He is widely published, serving as the primary or supporting author of more than 50 academic papers.