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Alicia Whittington

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Alicia Whittington


Alicia J. Whittington, PhD, MPH, is a research scientist and assistant director of engagement and health equity research for the Football Players Health Study at Harvard Medical School. She is also the co-lead of a new research initiative, Family Experiences Managing Football Lives, also known as FEM-FL.

Alicia is an experienced healthcare consultant and has several years of research experience, including her role as project director of the Longevity Consortium at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco.

She attended Wellesley College and created her own public health major, focusing on women’s health and biological sciences. After college, she conducted research at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She earned a Master of Public Health in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University.

Alicia earned a Doctor of Philosophy in health systems management from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She focused on health disparities, health outcomes, and sports injuries research. She completed her dissertation research on “Concussion Education and Perceptions of Injury Risk among High School Football Players” and graduated with honors.

In addition to playing the violin, she enjoys reading, writing, crafting, photography, traveling, serving on multiple boards, mentoring youth, and learning something new every day.

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  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (2006)

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