Alexandra Mack is a food professional with public health, academic, e-commerce and retail experience, and a history of managing teams for food, cooking, and nutrition-related organizations. Her expertise includes project management, multidisciplinary communications, teambuilding, financial analysis and strategy development. An abiding interest in the relationship between food and disease inspired her to received master degrees in public health and urban planning from the Keck and Price Schools at the University of Southern California. Mack worked on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstration grants (Community Transformation Grant, Racial and Ethical Approaches to Community Health) that investigated obesity, hypertension and diabetes in underserved areas of Los Angeles. She came to the Freedland Laboratory from A Place Called Home, a community organization in South Los Angeles, where she managed the nutrition and urban agriculture programs. Mack is working to develop and administer a strategic plan for the Center for Integrated Research on Cancer and Lifestyle, including key collaborations inside and outside of Cedars-Sinai.