Alexander Rowe, MD, MPH, is a medical epidemiologist in the Malaria Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He received an MD from Cornell University and an MPH from Emory University. He has worked at CDC since 1994 in several areas: the chronic diseases center, an international child survival unit, and malaria. Key interests include improving health worker performance in developing countries (for all health conditions—not just malaria), strengthening health systems, monitoring and evaluation methods, and systematic reviews. He is the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific publications.