Alexandra Lee, PhD, ACSM-EP
What she does at WW
Alex leads the day-to-day aspects of WW’s clinical trials and helps manage the overall clinical research agenda, which focuses on weight management, sleep, stress, and wellness. She also works closely with industry experts and external academic partners to ensure that WW is up on the latest, most cutting-edge science in weight management, wellness, and clinical research.
Before joining the WW Science Team, Alex worked in academic clinical research and developed expertise in obesity etiology, behavioral weight management, and physical activity behavior. Throughout her career, she has co-authored 16 peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters.
Alex holds a PhD in health outcomes research and implementation science from the University of Florida College of Medicine and a bachelor's degree in applied physiology and kinesiology from the University of Florida. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Kinesiology at Penn State in a digital health promotion lab. She’s also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine.
What brought her to WW
Alex is passionate about the connection between research and implementation—and was excited about WW’s wide reach. In her role, she’s able to plan and manage scientific research, while also seeing the immediate impact these findings have on WW members.
Get to know Alex:
- In her free time: Alex has an energetic German shorthaired pointer puppy, Emma, that keeps her busy! They’re frequent visitors of the dog park and enjoy outdoor adventures on the weekends. She’s also a devoted Florida Gators fan and loves going back to her alma mater for football games and gymnastics meets.
- You might be surprised to learn: Alex has an artistic side and took en plein air painting and art history classes in Paris one summer as a part of a study abroad program. Her favorite subjects are landscapes and her preferred mediums are acrylic or oil paints.
- How she knew she wanted to work in science: Even as a child, she always loved science. She’s driven to understand the “how” and the “why” of things and wants to be a lifelong learner.