Dr. Alex Garza is the associate dean for public health practice and associate professor in epidemiology and emergency medicine at St. Louis Universities College of Public Health and Social Justice and the School of Medicine. He is also the medical director and homeland security advisor for FirstWatch Solutions, a software company specializing in data analysis and biosurveillance in EMS and public health. Dr. Garza served for four years as the assistant secretary and chief medical officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and has deployed to Africa as a civil affairs medical officer with the U.S. Special Operations.
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