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Mélodie Aimée Nasr, MPH, is a PHI/CDC Global Health Epidemiology Fellow, who will be working with CDC Zimbabwe’s Laboratory Branch team to implement, monitor, and strengthen HIV and Tuberculosis diagnostic and surveillance laboratory programs in PREPFAR-supported districts around the country. Mélodie earned her MPH in Epidemiology from the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health in January 2020, and earned her Bachelor degrees in Biology and Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia in 2015. Prior to joining CDC Zimbabwe, Mélodie worked as a Research Associate for the George Washington University’s Department of Epidemiology on various studies investigating the effects of sexual violence, hormones, and behavior on mucosal immunology amongst vulnerable groups, namely transgender and female adolescent populations. Simultaneously, Mélodie worked as a medical technologist at the DC Public Health Laboratory as a member of the COVID-19 response team, participating in testing and metadata analysis. Mélodie has additional experience in preparedness, planning, and response, which she gained as a graduate intern for the Fairfax County Health Department, and volunteered abroad as a science instructor for the Kayany Foundation’s School for Syrian and Palestinian refugee girls in Lebanon. Mélodie aspires to a global career at the intersection of diagnostic capacity building, program implementation, and emergency preparedness, and is thrilled to join the Global CDC team.

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for CDC by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.


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