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Alejandra Salemi is a Doctoral student in Population Health Sciences at Duke University. She is passionate about the intersection of public health and religion and wants to further explore how religion is a social determinant of public health. Some of her specific research interests include improving the measurement of religiosity, understanding how religiosity could be both a risk and/or protective factor for health outcomes and understanding theological understandings of health decisions and behaviors in populations. She is also curious about creating theologically-compatible health education for religious communities. 

She is a recent graduate of Harvard University, with a Master of Theological Studies with a focus of Religion, Ethics, and Politics and also holds a Bachelor and Master of Public Health from the University of Florida.

She is a candidate for ordination in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is currently as John R. Lewis Fellow for the Faith and Politics Institute and a Religions and Public Life Graduate Fellow for the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

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