independent academic scientist and consultant
Dr. Paul E. Alexander, PhD, is currently an independent academic scientist and consultant.
Dr Alexander has expertise in teaching of epidemiology (clinical epidemiology), evidence-based medicine, and research methodology.
Dr Alexander is also a former Assistant Professor at McMaster University in evidence-based medicine and has previously held positions of COVID Pandemic evidence-synthesis advisor to WHO-PAHO in Washington, DC (2020), and was a senior advisor to COVID Pandemic policy in Health and Human Services (HHS) Washington, DC for the US government.
In 2008, while at the World Health Organisation, Dr Alexander worked as as a regional specialist/epidemiologist in Europe’s Regional office Denmark and assigned to a project involving Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Poland.
Previously, Dr Alexander worked for the government of Canada as an epidemiologist for 12 years, appointed as the Canadian in-field epidemiologist (2002-2004) as part of an international CIDA funded, Health Canada executed project on TB/HIV co-infection and MDR-TB control (involving India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,Bhutan, Maldives, Afghanistan, posted to Kathmandu).
From 2017 to 2019 Dr Alexander was at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Virginia, USA as the evidence synthesis meta-analysis systematic review guideline development lead/trainer.
Dr Alexander completed graduate studies at University of Oxford England, University of Toronto Canada, McMaster University Canada, and York University Canada
Dr Alexander also completed a short certificate program at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, USA, in bio-terrorism (medical and public health aspects following the deployment of a biological weapon (weaponized pathogen such as small pox, plague,botulism, tularemia etc.) on a city such as Baltimore.
Also lectured and informed routinely by Dr. Donald Henderson who headed eradication of small-pox and developed expertise post the certificate program).
Dr Alexander was awarded the Governor General Medal of Canada for academics and completed doctoral and post doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Guyatt, co-founder with Dr.Dave Sackett of the field of ‘evidence-based medicine (EBM)’.
Dr Alexander is currently an independent academic scientist and consultant.