Turco, Alexandra

Alexandra Linton Turco


U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Intern with the Health for Women Program
Summer 2020

  • Project 1: Analysis of medical device reports (MDRs) to determine percentage reporting sex/gender-specific information and facilitating post-market signal detection
  • Project 2: Analysis of reported adverse events in MDRs to determine sex/gender-specific differences in aggregated data and among specific device types
  • Project 3: Sex/gender-specific subgroup analysis on Pre-Market Approvals (PMAs) to asses the inclusion of women in clinical trials and reported differences in device efficacy and saftey

Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
Researcher and Writer
May 2018-Fall 2020

  • Project 1: Interpretation of intracranial EEG data from multiple S. major epilepsy centers assessing demographic trends to identify patterns in epilepsy treatment among different patient populations.
  • Project 2: Creation of a natural language processing (NLP) algorithm to extract mentions of seizure frequency from patient charts for the use of diagnostics and management of care. Projected publication Fall
  • Shadow neurologists in the Penn Epilepsy Center

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Assistant
Dec 2017-May 2018

  • Performed experiments in Longnecker Laboratories, of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
  • Aided in structuring and data collection of experiments testing neurological responses to anesthetics


Penn American Red Cross, Philadelphia, PA
Sept 2017-Dec 2019
Volunteer Committee Member

  • Organize volunteer opportunities
  • Set teaching goals for public health initiative at local public schools
  • Coordinate with other organization to sponsor dual-led volunteer events

After School Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA
Sept 2017-Dec 2017
Child Mentor

  • Work with children on a weekly basis as a mentor and drum teacher


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Class of 2021

  • Major- Biology, Minor- Chemistry
  • MCAT- 521
  • Teaching Assistant- Biology 101
  • Peer Tutor- General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry