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Melanie Chitwood, MS

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Melanie Chitwood, MS


Melanie Chitwood is a PhD student in the Ted Cohen Lab. She is interested in using mathematical models to understand the transmission and prevalence of airborne infectious diseases, mainly tuberculosis and COVID-19. She has previously worked as a Research Associate in the Cohen Lab, where she was involved in projects in Brazil and and on COVID-19 estimates and projections. Ms. Chitwood received her BA from Hampshire College and her MS in Global Health and Population from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Education & Training

  • MS
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Publich Health, Global Health and Population
  • BA
    Hamsphire College

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Inaugural Gerald Friedland Global Health Research AwardOffice of Global Health2022