Mr. Alpino's research interests include health workforce analysis, rural health, public health, primary care, telemedicine and international rural and public health.
Robert Alpino, a native of Brooklyn, NY, brings to the Eastern Virginia Area Health Education Center (EVAHEC) more than 30 years of public administration, public health, and health professions education experience garnered at the New York City Transit Authority, the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Statewide AHEC Program. Mr. Alpino received an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in New York City with an East Asian Studies pre-med concentration and a concentration in Pre-Med studies. Mr. Alpino subsequently received a graduate Master of International Affairs degree in International Finance and Banking, also from Columbia University. Mr. Alpino has served as the Center Director of EVAHEC since May, 1995. EVAHEC is a federal Health Resources and Services Administration health workforce program administered through the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA) designed to alleviate primary care health workforce shortages in medically underserved urban and rural areas of eastern Virginia.