Alexis Walker

Hecht-Levi Fellow

Alexis Walker is a political and medical anthropologist trained in Cornell University’s Department of Science and Technology Studies, where she received her PhD in 2017. She has conducted research and authored publications on the history of health governance in the Caribbean, the politics of patenting biotechnology in the US and Europe, and the regulation of endocrine disrupters in the US and France, among other topics. As a Hecht-Levi fellow, she will be working with the Bridging Infectious Diseases, Genomics & Society (BRIDGES) project, directing a component of the pilot on Genetic Variation, Research Cohorts and Vulnerable Populations at Risk of HIV and HCV Infection. Alexis received her BA in Biology from Brown University in 2006.