Young Leaders Program working group: People Living With NCDs (PLWNCDs)
Primary title/position: Research Assistant
Institution: Arthritis Research Canada
Areas of expertise: Clinical research, health services evaluation, arthritis
Languages spoken: English, Cantonese
LinkedIn: Alex Kwok
Alex Kwok is a global health advocate and a researcher at Arthritis Research Canada in Vancouver, Canada. He currently coordinates the Making it Work randomized controlled trial study to evaluate the effectiveness of an online self-management program aimed to help people with inflammatory arthritis remain employed. Alex also serves as the Co-Director of Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) MentorNet program, a global mentorship initiative connecting students and young professionals with mentors in a 10-month structured learning experience on global health. As a Steering Committee Member of NCD Labs under the thematic area of People Living with NCDs, he contributes to the selection process of high-impact community-led solutions addressing NCDs under the directive of WHO and NCD Alliance.
Alex obtained his MSc in Global Health from Maastricht University and completed his Master thesis on hemophilia health services research in India with Novo Nordisk and holds a BSc in Medical Laboratory Sciences at UBC. Previously, he has worked in Cameroon on health access and WASH projects and was also a youth delegate to the 2018 UN High-Level Political Forum. Alex’s interest in global health is centered around health equity, health services evaluation, and disease epidemiology. In his spare time, Alex enjoys swimming, exploring new hiking trails, and catching up with friends and family.