Alejandra Salemi

Doctoral student, population health sciences

Alejandra Salemi is a doctoral student in population health sciences at Duke University, focusing on the intersection of public health and religion, in particular how religion is a social determinant of public health.

She is a recent graduate of Harvard University, with a master of theological studies focused on religion, ethics and politics. She earned a bachelor’s degree and master of public health degree from the University of Florida.

She is a candidate for ordination in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and is a proud immigrant from Bogotá, Colombia.

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The Louisville Institute Pastoral Study Project Grant awards grants of up to $20,000 to support individual or collaborative study projects on Christian life, religious practices and institutions, and ideas for the church, communities or the world. Clergy, lay leaders and staff working in diverse Christian contexts in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply. Deadline is August 1.

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