University Health and Wellbeing Leadership Biographies
Alexis Travis, PhD
Assistant Provost/Executive Director of Health and Wellbeing
As the Assistant Provost/Executive Director of Health and Wellbeing, Alexis oversees the university’s new University Health and Wellbeing division, which brings together 11 departments focused on supporting faculty, staff and student health and wellbeing. Alexis earned her doctorate in public health from Walden University and her master’s in pharmacy with honors from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.
Before joining Michigan State, Alexis served as senior deputy director for the public health administration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing the Bureau of Laboratories, Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health, Bureau of Health and Wellness, Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, and the Office of Performance Improvement and Management. In 2021, she was recognized by the de Beaumont Foundation as a National 40 Under 40 in Public Health honoree.
Dr. Travis was interviewed by MSU Today on WKAR 90.5 and when asked about her passion for this work she said “Here at MSU, I'm really excited about this diverse, huge community that we get to serve. There are many opportunities for us to look to make sure that health and wellbeing are integrated into all aspects of campus life and think about the different backgrounds people come here with and how we can listen and develop more programming and initiatives to meet those needs. My vision is to make sure that each Spartan has access to the resources and education, information, and services they need to be able to meet their full potential here.” Read more about her interview with MSU Today at MSU Today with Russ White.
Assistant Provost and Executive Director
University Health and Wellbeing
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Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1033