Alec (Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians) is a fourth-year MD/PhD student at UC San Diego School of Medicine and San Diego State University School of Public Health. He is the Founding President of the UC San Diego Association of Native American Medical Students, which has challenged the University of California to partner with California Tribes in training the next generation of Native American physicians. After graduating from the University of Arizona, he completed research and health policy fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and National Indian Health Board, respectively. With an interest in emerging tribal public health issues, he now works collaboratively with the Global Health Policy and Data Institute on projects that synthesize public health, global health, medical research, social media, and health technology. He is also the 2021 UC San Diego Institute for Practical Ethics and Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Data Analaytic Governance and Accountability Fellow.
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