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Alexis D. Bakos, PhD, MPH, RN, Senior Advisor

Alexis D. Bakos,  PhD, MPH, RNAlexis D. Bakos, PhD, MPH, RN
Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Alexis D. Bakos, PhD, MPH, RN, is the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As the Senior Advisor, she provides advice on programmatic, legislative, research and public affairs matters aimed at improving the health of minority populations and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care.  Dr. Bakos is also the Acting Director for the Division of Policy and Data within the Office of Minority Health.

Dr. Bakos formerly served as Deputy Director and then Acting Director of the Division of Nursing (DN) within the Bureau of Health Professions at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), where she managed the overall operations of the DN and coordinated activities between the two branches and the Office of the Director.

Prior to her appointment at HRSA, Dr. Bakos served as Chief of the Diversity Training Branch within the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH). She coordinated the management of programs designed to improve the diversity of the cancer research workforce through training, career development, cancer education and community outreach. Dr. Bakos also served as a Program Director at the National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH, where her responsibilities included scientific areas related to end of life/palliative care and informal caregiving and long-term care. She also chaired the NIH-wide End of Life Scientific Interest Group.

Dr. Bakos received a BSN and an MSN from The Catholic University of America School of Nursing, an MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology from George Washington University, and a PhD in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. Her education also included three years of postdoctoral training as a Cancer Prevention Fellow within the Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Cancer Institute. She also served on the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging as a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellow.

Dr. Bakos is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

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