Alexandra Duncan


Alexandra Duncan
Alexandra Duncan
Substance Use Prevention and Treatment
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Alexandra Duncan leads Pew’s substance use prevention and treatment initiative, which supports federal and state policies to reduce the inappropriate use of opioids and increase access to evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders.

Before joining Pew, Duncan was a research associate at IMPAQ International LLC, where she supported the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight on issues related to compliance under the Affordable Care Act with prescription drug and nondiscrimination regulations for high-cost medical conditions, including opioid use disorder and evaluation of health programs. Previously, she was a senior analyst for Abt Associates, working on several projects addressing HIV testing and the integration of treatments for HIV and substance use disorder. 

Duncan holds a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College, a master’s in public health from Tulane University, and a doctorate in public health from Columbia University; she completed postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.