Alexandra Woodward leads the federal policy component of Pew’s public health data improvement project, which supports efforts to enable the rapid and effective use of health care data to advance Americans’ wellbeing. Her work focuses on finding federal-level data-sharing solutions that can inform public health decision-making.
Prior to joining Pew, Woodward worked as a senior biosurveillance specialist for the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) Global Emerging Infections Surveillance program. In that role she facilitated the communication and use of global infectious disease surveillance data to protect the health of DOD personnel and support broader global health security.
Woodward holds bachelor’s degrees in political science, public health, and French from the University of Rochester, and a master’s in public health from Columbia University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.