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Melissa Carvalho, MPH

Melissa Carvalho, MPH

Program Manager
UCSF Center for Global Surgical Studies

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  • McGill University, B.S., Microbiology & Immunology, 2011
  • Yale School of Public Health, M.P.H., 2016
  • Global Health Disparities
  • Global Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Global Surgery
  • Health Systems Strengthening in Low and Middle Income Countries
  • Women's Health

Melissa Carvalho, MPH, is the Program Administrator for the Center for Global Surgical Studies (CGSS) at the University of California, San Francisco. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology & Immunology. She then received her Master of Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health with a concentration in Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Melissa has a variety of research and programmatic experience in areas including cancer prevention, health systems strengthening, HIV/AIDS, and health disparities research.

Prior to joining CGSS, she implemented an independent qualitative research study, in collaboration with Partners in Health, aiming to address the need for cervical cancer screening services among women in a rural district of Malawi. Melissa has also carried out research and consulting projects with the UNAIDS Cote D'Ivoire, the New Somerset Hospital in Capetown, South Africa, The New Haven Health Department, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Melissa‘s interest in global surgery stems from her focus on developing strategies for expanding care and treatment for non-communicable and under prioritized diseases in low-and-middle income countries.


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