Candidate for 2024 Resident-Fellow Member Trustee-Elect (RFMTE)
Dr. Alexander Luo received his M.D. at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey after obtaining his Masters in Biomedical Science from Rutgers School of Graduate Studies. He is currently a resident at the University of Connecticut.
Even before formally entering the medical field as a physician, Dr. Luo had a passion for fighting against health inequality both in his community and abroad. Dr. Luo has served as President of his Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association and Vice President of the Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council where he was able to lead initiatives to drive change both locally and globally. Examples include leading community-based outreach and interventions that target populations who do not regularly seek healthcare and working to remove invisible barriers to care like language, transportation, and stigma. At the global level, he has led medical service trips to Taiwan, Honduras, and Nicaragua and was heavily involved in providing similar opportunities at Rutgers University at both the Undergraduate and Graduate level.
His research interests range from basic science approaches to elucidating cellular uptake and transportation of biologically active molecules to clinical work on patient education and healthcare outcomes in low-income populations.
As a psychiatrist, Dr. Luo works to improve education around identifying mental illness, especially in traditionally underserved communities. As RFMTE, Dr. Luo looks to develop policies and initiatives to further mental health awareness and treatment in both patients and healthcare/governmental leadership.