Alex R. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Member, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Alex R. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., is a board-certified pediatrician and professor of pediatrics at Duke University Medical School. He also serves as the associate division chief for research in the Division of Children's Primary Care at Duke University.
Dr. Kemper's clinical and research interests include improving the quality of care that children receive by strengthening the linkages between primary care, specialty care, and public health services. He has studied a wide array of preventive services, including the prevention of amblyopia, the early detection and treatment of lead poisoning, and newborn screening.
Dr. Kemper is deputy editor of Pediatrics, the leading journal in the nation covering issues of child health. Dr. Kemper is also a member of many organizations and societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Pediatric Society, and the Society for Pediatric Research. He directs the Condition Review Workgroup for the Secretary of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, which makes evidence-based recommendations about conditions that should be recommended for inclusion in State newborn screening panels. Dr. Kemper also works with Bright Futures to develop an evidence-based process of making recommendations for services that should be included as part of routine pediatric preventive care.
Dr. Kemper received a B.S.E. from Johns Hopkins University. He completed an M.P.H. in epidemiology and an M.S. in biomedical engineering, focusing on medical informatics, at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Kemper earned his M.D. from Duke University Medical School, where he completed a pediatric internship and residency. He also completed a fellowship in health services research and a preventive medicine residency at the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Kemper joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2014.
Internet Citation: Biography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2017.