Executive Leadership and Expert Bios

Sandra P. Alexander, MEd

Expert Consultant, Division of Violence Prevention


Sandra Alexander

Areas of Expertise

  • Child maltreatment prevention

Sandra P. Alexander, MEd, is a subject matter expert on child maltreatment in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), within CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). At CDC, she has provided leadership for several key child maltreatment prevention initiatives including DVP’s Knowledge to Action Child Maltreatment Prevention Consortium, Essentials for Childhood, and as the expert on a cross-division shaken baby prevention initiative. She represents CDC on other national child maltreatment initiatives, including the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation and the Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Ms. Alexander is a member of the Prevent Child Abuse America Program/Research Committee and the Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Advisory Committee. She served as board president of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) from 2000-2001 and currently co-chairs the APSAC Prevention Committee. She is the former chair and current prevention advocate on the Fulton County Child Fatality Review Committee.

Ms. Alexander has developed numerous prevention programs, including shaken baby prevention, provided training on prevention nationally and internationally, and served as a prevention voice for local and national media. She also has experience in child protective services, adoption and foster care. As Executive Director of two Prevent Child Abuse America state chapters, she has extensive nonprofit management and leadership experience.

Ms. Alexander authored the chapter on prevention in Child Maltreatment – A Comprehensive Photographic Reference Identifying Potential Child Abuse, published in 2005 and “Preventing Future Deaths through Effective Prevention Recommendations and Actions,” in Child Fatality Review, published in 2007.