Melonie Walcott, DrPH, MPH

Goal with HISTP

"I hope the program will provide essential training and support which will enable me to submit a K01 application and enhance my ability to transition to a career as an independent researcher focusing on developing interventions to increase uptake of PrEP and reduce HIV disparity among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM)."

Mentor

Hong Van Tieu, Assistant Professor, Columbia University Division of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Walcott’s long-term goal is to become an intervention science investigator in the field of HIV prevention and control with a focus on developing and implementing biomedical and social behavioral interventions to reduce health disparities. Her research interests include behavioral risk factors for HIV transmission, preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), medication adherence and structural interventions especially among underserved communities.