Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Alex E. Crosby, MD, MPH
Areas of Expertise
- The epidemiology and prevention of suicidal behavior
- The epidemiology and prevention of youth interpersonal violence
- Health disparities and inequity
- The development and evaluation of surveillance systems
- Community preventive services
Medical Epidemiologist, Etiology and Surveillance Branch, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
Alex Crosby currently works as a medical epidemiologist on the Surveillance Team in the Etiology and Surveillance Branch (ESB) of the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). His work involves descriptive and analytic research and community technical assistance in prevention of self-directed violence, interpersonal violence among adolescents, firearm-related injuries, and assaultive violence among minorities.
He began his career at CDC in the Epidemic Intelligence Service working on the epidemiology of violent injuries. He served in a variety of capacities at DVP/NCIPC including Team Leader for the Youth Violence and Suicide Prevention Team in DVP, Surveillance Team leader of ESB, and Branch Chief. During his career he has responded to numerous public health emergencies and led investigative teams, addressing adolescent suicide clusters, civil unrest, school-associated violence, sniper attacks, firearm-related injuries due to celebratory shooting, and the public health response to Hurricane Rita in the Gulf Coast.
Dr. Crosby received his B.A. in chemistry from Fisk University in Nashville, his M.D. from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and his M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management from Emory University School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed two residencies, the first in family practice at Howard University Hospital, the second in general preventive medicine and public health with the Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Division of Public Health.
He has over 75 peer-reviewed publications, government publications, and textbook chapters. He has made numerous presentations at international, national, state or local conferences or meetings and has received many awards for his work in public health and volunteer service. In addition to his work at CDC, he is an Adjunct faculty member in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine and lectures at the Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Crosby was born in Highland Park, Michigan and raised in Detroit. He is the oldest son of Emeral and Corene Crosby and is a husband and father of four children.
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