Alex Ezeh is the Executive Director of The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and honorary professor of public health at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Dr. Ezeh joined APHRC in November 1998 from Macro International Inc. (USA). In 2000, he was appointed Director of APHRC and charged with the responsibility of leading the then fellowship program of the Population Council to become an independent entity. Dr. Ezeh has since guided APHRC to become one of Africa’s foremost regional research centers addressing population, health and education issues. Dr. Ezeh also directs the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), a multi-country multi-university initiative to strengthen the training and retention of academics at African universities, with special focus on public and population health.
Dr. Ezeh has published extensively on population and health issues in sub-Saharan Africa and serves on a number of institutional boards and international panels where he continues to contribute to global discourse on population and health issues. He received his PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.