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.