Nursten Award in Medical Studies, Harvard University - Global Health
Melanie Etti will be completing a Master of Public Health degree with a focus on Global Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her interest in Global Health began during her time as junior doctor where she worked in some of the most culturally diverse areas of London. She is also passionate about infectious diseases, having obtained a BSc in Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Bristol and the RCP Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2017. In 2020, she took up a research fellowship in Microbiology with St George's, University of London based in Kampala, Uganda where she worked on research projects focused towards improving rates of neonatal sepsis and understanding the spread of COVID-19 among pregnant women. Melanie hopes that her time in Boston will help her gain a wider perspective of solutions for overcoming global challenges in infectious disease control, particularly in resource-limited settings. She is particularly looking forward to enjoying some seafood on the Boston piers during her time in the US.