Melissa Hazlitt, MA

MD Student, Meharry Medical College

Fellowship Site: National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, China

Research Interests: Multi-component HIV Intervention Packages for Chinese MSM—Test, Link and Care

Ms. Hazlitt will spend her fellowship year at NCAIDS, China CDC in Beijing, under the mentorship of Zhang Fujie, MD. Her research will focus on examining initiation of ART treatment across China and expanding research on ART administration and follow-up.

Ms. Hazlitt’s interest in global health began as an undergraduate in International Relations. After pursuing a master’s degree in International Diplomacy, her work as an EMT compelled her to apply to medical school, where she also enrolled in Vanderbilt University’s Global Health Certificate Program. She hopes to find a full-time career in global health after completing a residency in Emergency Medicine, making a practical impact in patients’ lives while affecting change on a global scale. Her academic honors include scholarships, AOA, and Gold’s Humanism Society membership. She is the founding Executive Director of a free student-run clinic.

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