Alexander Vu is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine and at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of International Health.
He is director of the Johns Hopkins International Emergency Medicine and Public Health Fellowship. He has affiliations with the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights and with the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response. His work and research are focused on developing measurement methods and interventions to improve health outcomes of displaced populations.
He is principle investigator on several current studies: 1) National HIV Surveillance among at risk populations in Afghanistan; 2)Use of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) as an alternative assessment method to measure impact of health interventions and health outcomes in conflict affected West Darfur, Sudan; 3) Development of health information system to track health outcomes of Tibetan refugees living in India and Nepal; 4) Comparing LQAS to cluster sampling in monitoring and evaluation of an HIV/AIDS prevention program directed at youths in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda; 5) Determination of the affect of social desirability on reporting of sexual practices among youth in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda.
He and his colleagues at the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response are currently collaborating with the UNHCR Public Health and HIV/AIDS Division of Program Support to analyze the UNHCR Health Information System database to understand, monitor and report on the global health outcomes of all refugees living in camps operated and supported by UNHCR. His previous work includes assessment and development of interventions to improve the emergency health system in Iraq, Kurdistan (Northern Iraq), and Azerbaijan.