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Diversity Program Alumni Updates: Melody S. Goodman, Ph.D.

Dr. Melody S. Goodman

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Melody Goodman participated in the Maximizing Access to Research Careers program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she earned a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and statistics and economics in 1999. She went on to participate in the Minority Biomedical Research Support program at the Harvard School of Public Health, earning a master's degree in biostatistics in 2003. During her graduate studies, Goodman received an NIH Minority Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She earned a Ph.D. in biostatistics at Harvard University in 2006 and went on to become an assistant professor of preventive medicine and director of the Center for Public Health and Health Policy Research at Stony Brook University. Currently, Goodman is an assistant professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, at the Washington University School of Medicine.

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This page last reviewed on May 25, 2017