Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
Mel re-joined the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics in December 2013 as the Outreach Manager. She had previously worked at the Center as a Program Coordinator from 2010 - 2012.
As Outreach Manager, Mel's focus is supporting the CCDD's work on development of students, new investigators, and emerging scientists in the field of infectious disease modeling. Our outreach work is accomplished through education, mentoring, and financial support. We are especially focused on supporting students & scientists from under-represented groups. We're also interested in working with science writers and connecting with public health officials working at state & local levels to educate them about the CCDD's work on mathematical modeling. Please reach out to Mel by phone or email if you're interested in learning more, and visit our Opportunities page for more information & applications to our programs.
Mel also runs the Center's social media presence - follow along at @CCDD_HSPH on Twitter.
Mel lives in Jamaica Plain with her awesome wife, Maggie. Outside of work, Mel loves talking about reproductive justice & abortion access work, LGBTQ advocacy, queer art, local food & fermenting at home, and Italia.