Alex Ernst

Title(s)Program Manager, Prevention & Public Health
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, San Francisco2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    Tulane UniversityMPH2016School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    Vanderbilt UniversityBA2011College of Arts and Sciences

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    Alex Ernst is the Strategic Information Technical Advisor based in San Francisco at UCSF within the Global Strategic Information group. As Technical Advisor, she provides programmatic management and oversight on technical assistance activities including monitoring and evaluation (M&E), HIV surveillance and case-based surveillance systems, trainings of trainers (TOTs) and step-down trainings, continuous quality improvement (CQI) and data quality assurance (DQA) activities, data triangulation and visualization as well as study design, protocol, and tool development.

    She joined the UCSF team after serving as a health sector Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) for two years in southern Mozambique, giving her extensive experience in a district hospital providing HTS and ART, PMTCT, maternity, and OVC services. Her focus was on establishing a community adherence support group program for people living with HIV/AIDS, mentorship and leading trainings with facility-based and community-based health workers. Domestically, she has previous experience as the Executive Director of a social enterprise nonprofit, The Nashville Mobile Market, focused on providing healthy food options and nutrition-based cooking classes to food insecure neighborhoods in Nashville, Tennessee.

    She obtained her MPH from the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine in Global Health Systems and Development with a focus in Program Design and Implementation.

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      1. Evaluating the Impact of Language Concordance on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Contact Tracing Outcomes Among Spanish-Speaking Adults in San Francisco Between June and November 2020. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2021; 9(1). . View Publication.
      2. Evaluating the Impact of Language Concordance on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Contact Tracing Outcomes Among Spanish-Speaking Adults in San Francisco Between June and November 2020. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jan; 9(1):ofab612. Eliaz A, Blair AH, Chen YH, Fernandez A, Ernst A, Mirjahangir J, Celentano J, Sachdev D, Enanoria W, Reid MJA. PMID: 34993261; PMCID: PMC8717891.
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      3. Contact tracing outcomes among household contacts of fully vaccinated COVID-19 patients - San Francisco, California, January 29-July 2, 2021. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Dec 20. Sachdev DD, Chew Ng R, Sankaran M, Ernst A, Hernandez KT, Servellita V, Sotomayor-Gonzalez A, Stoltey J, Cohen SE, Nguyen TQ, Chiu C, Philip S. PMID: 34928340.
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      4. Initial results of recent HIV infection surveillance in Cambodia, 2020. 2021. . View Publication.
      5. Geospatial clusters of recent HIV-1 infection, Malawi, October 2019 - March 2020. 2021. . View Publication.
      6. Mobilizing a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Workforce at Warp Speed: A Framework for Successful Program Implementation. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Apr 12. Celentano J, Sachdev D, Hirose M, Ernst A, Reid M. PMID: 33844648.
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      7. Assessing Testing Strategies and Duration of Quarantine in Contact Tracing for SARS-CoV-2: A Retrospective Study of San Francisco's COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program, June-August 2020. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jul; 8(7):ofab171. Reid MJA, Prado P, Brosnan H, Ernst A, Spindler H, Celentano J, Wall-Shui M, Sachdev D. PMID: 34316499.
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      8. Development and application of a data-driven approach to identify suspected HIV-1 recent infection clusters for public health response in Vietnam, 2019. 2020. . View Publication.
      9. Creation and use of a continuous quality improvement (CQI) system to improve HIV-1 recent infection surveillance and routine testing services in Malawi, 2019. 2020. . View Publication.
      10. The etiology, risk factors, and interactions of enteric infections and malnutrition and the consequences for child health and development study (MAL-ED): description of the Tanzanian site. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 01; 59 Suppl 4:S325-30. Mduma ER, Gratz J, Patil C, Matson K, Dakay M, Liu S, Pascal J, McQuillin L, Mighay E, Hinken E, Ernst A, Amour C, Mvungi R, Bayyo E, Zakaria Y, Kivuyo S, Houpt ER, Svensen E. PMID: 25305305.
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      11. Access to Affordable, Healthy Foods in Nashville's Food Deserts: A Sustainable, Social Enterprise Model to Combat Obesity. 2012. . View Publication.
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