Alexis Captanian

Program Coordinator

Email: Alexis_at_preventioninstitute_dot_org

Alexis leads coordination of the organization’s Mental Health Team, focused on promoting mental wellbeing and preventing substance misuse through comprehensive population-level approaches. In her role, she guides the internal staff team and serves as liaison to 16 grantee sites that are part of Making Connections for Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys, a national initiative to transform community conditions that influence mental wellbeing, especially among boys and men of color, veterans and their families. During her time at Prevention Institute (PI), Alexis has co-authored case studies and tools for PI’s emerging work on mental health and substance misuse prevention. Prior to joining PI in 2014, she worked as a writing and communication tutor within Mzumbe University’s Health Monitoring and Evaluation Masters Degree Program in Tanzania. She has contributed to research at the Public Health Institute exploring perceptions of climate change and its impact on health, as well as at UC Berkeley, where she examined access and health outcomes in Chilean primary health care. She has worked with a variety of organizations, including on projects and programs that foster youth stewardship and wellbeing through environmental education, provide holistic health services for people experiencing homelessness, and build teens’ capacity to advance teen health. Alexis received her BA in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley.