Title: Research investigator
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota; Core faculty, University of Minnesota Global Health Course
Joined the Institute: 2017
Education and training: MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; residency in internal medicine, University of Minnesota Minneapolis; chief residency, Regions Hospital, St. Paul; fellowship in infectious diseases, University of Minnesota Minneapolis.
Overview/research interests: Dr. Alpern’s research interests include travel and tropical medicine, and the cost and availability of prescription drugs in the United States, with a focus on anti-infective drugs and low socioeconomic status populations.
Current research activities and funding:
- Sole-source, Off-patent Drugs in the United States: Prevalence, Pricing, and Populations Affected
- Stamaril Expanded Access Protocol