Alexandra Minnis PhD, MPH

Associate Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology

Alexandra M. Minnis is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, where her research addresses the prevention of HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancy, both in the United States and internationally.

Alexandra M. Minnis is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. Her epidemiologic research addresses the prevention of HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancy, both in the United States and internationally. Dr. Minnis’s research has investigated methodological issues in conducting HIV prevention research, with a particular focus on female-initiated prevention technologies, and examined structural factors that lead to reproductive health disparities among ethnic minority and marginalized populations in the United States and Mexico.

Her research on behavioral assessment in HIV prevention trials focuses on a Microbicide Trials Network study examining adherence to and effects on HIV risk-taking of two pre-exposure prophylaxis regimens, as well as the examination of strategies to improve the accuracy of self-reported risk behaviors.

  • PhD – UC Berkeley
  • MPH – UC Berkeley
  • BA – Princeton University
  • Adolescent reproductive health
  • Measuring adherence to contraception
  • Association between migration and reproductive health in Mexico and the Mission District of San Francisco