Stefanie Alexander, MD, PhD, is an inpatient psychiatrist at Sheppard Pratt’s Towson campus. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College, followed by a 2-year post-baccalaureate fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. She completed her medical degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy in integrative molecular and biomedical sciences from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Alexander completed her adult psychiatry residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has extensive research experience with a variety of institutions including National Institutes of Health, Roswell Park Cancer Institutes, Baylor College of Medicine, and Vanderbilt University. Dr. Alexander’s current research interests include mindfulness, meditation, and yoga in psychiatric conditions and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her PhD research focused on discovering new treatments for osteogenesis imperfecta. She has also done research in breast cancer, Sjogren’s syndrome, and more. She is widely published in her field. Dr. Alexander is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association. She has also won a number of awards for her academic work. Dr. Alexander has a strong personal yoga and meditation practice, and she is professionally trained in mindfulness facilitation.
Baylor College of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Adult Psychiatry
National Institutes of Health
- Member, American Medical Association
- Member, American Psychiatric Association
Alexander S, Vue Z, Hinton A. (2023) Incorporating mindfulness into STEMM education. In preparation.
Barongan T, Neikirk K, Shao B, Vue N, Spencer E, Kabugi K, Conley Z, Vang L, Vue M, Vang N, Garza-Lopez E, Crabtree A, Alexander S, Dal A, Beasley H, Marshall A, Killion M, Stephens D, Martinez D, Palavicino-Maggio C, Jenkins F, Davis J, Damo S, Morra, C, Murray S, Vang C, Morton D, Vue Z, Shuler H, Hinton A. (2023) Project Strengthen: An STEMM-focused career development workshop to prepare underrepresented minority students for graduate school. iScience. DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2023.107766
Marshall A, Vue Z, Palavicino-Maggio C, Neikirk K, Beasley H, Garza Lopez E, Murray S, Martinez D, Crabtree A, Conley Z, Vang L, Davis J, Powell-Roach K, Campbell S, Brady L, Dal A, Shao B, Alexander S, Vang N, Vue N, Vue M, Shuler H, Spencer E, Morton D, Hinton A. (2022) The role of mentoring in promoting diversity equity and inclusion in STEM education and research. Pathogens and Disease. DOI: 10.1093/femspd/ftac019
Saxena K, Verrico C, Saxena J, Kurian S, Alexander S, Kahlon R, Arvind R, Goldberg A, DeVito N, Baig M, Grieb A, Bakhshaie J, Simonetti A, Storch E, Williams L, Gillan L. (2020) An evaluation of yoga and meditation to improve attention, hyperactivity, and stress in high-school students. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 26(8): 701-707. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2020.0126
Grafe I, Alexander S, Peterson J, Snider T, Levi B, Lee B, Mishina Y. (2018) TGF-β family signaling in mesenchymal differentiation. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology. 10(5): a022202. DOI: 10.1101/cshperspect.a022202