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Alexis Grant

Community Engagement Fellow

Collaboratory for Health Justice

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

1108 SPHPI


1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 966-0360


Alexis Grant is a fourth-year PhD student in the division of Community Health Sciences at the UIC School of Public Health. She is a community engaged researcher with an emphasis on public health system partnerships, particularly for the purposes of implementing interventions in community settings. She takes an interdisciplinary approach and has experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis, geographic information systems, and systematic review. As the Community Engagement Fellow at the UIC School of Public Health Collaboratory for Health Justice, Alexis conducts research and produces resources on best practices for community engagement, and helps coordinate community engaged research, teaching, and practice activities. Grant holds a master’s degree in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences from Brown University and bachelors degrees in English and Psychology from Howard University.

Selected Publications

Forst, L., Grant, A., & Hebert‐Beirne, J. (2020). Work as a social determinant of health; a landscape assessment of employers in two historically disinvested urban communities. American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

Lofton, S., & Grant, A. K. (2020). Outcomes and Intentionality of Action Planning in Photovoice: A Literature Review. Health Promotion Practice, 1524839920957427.

Grant, A. Patterns of Cross-Sector Collaboration in Local Health Departments: A Cluster Analysis. Health Promotion Practice (in Press).

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