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Alexa Kort
Research Analyst
Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

Alexa Kort is a research analyst in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research interests center around health equity and racial justice. Her work at Urban has focused on affordable and public housing, place-based evaluations, and research to understand and address structural inequities in rural and urban communities.

Before joining Urban, Kort was a research assistant with the Michigan Farmworker Project at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where she used community engaged methods to investigate the housing and working conditions of farmworkers in Michigan and their implications for farmworkers’ health.

Kort holds bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and biochemistry from the University of Iowa and an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Michigan.

Research Areas
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Race and equity
Health equity
Social determinants of health
Fair housing and housing discrimination
Structural racism
Housing affordability
Immigrant children, families, and communities
Sexual violence
Maternal, child, and reproductive health
Trauma-informed approaches