Alexandra Morshed

Alexandra Morshed is a doctoral student at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research agenda centers on the intersection of obesity prevention, translation of evidence into policy and practice, and systems science methods. She contributes to several translational science projects, which include research on the dissemination of evidence to policymakers, advocates, and public health practitioners, as well as efforts to increase translational research capacity among Washington University investigators. Her obesity prevention research deals with policy- and environment-related determinants of and knowledge translation to promote healthy eating, particularly among children and their families. She is also currently undergoing training in systems modeling through courses and mentored research. Her past research activities examined preschool-age obesity prevention through community-wide interventions and translation of evidence-based obesity interventions to the community setting. She earned a Master of Science degree from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, where she specialized in nutritional epidemiology and analysis of dietary patterns, and Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.