Melonie Walcott

Melonie Walcott

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior
School of Public Health



MPH - University of the West Indies (UWI), Kingston, Jamaica 2010
DrPH - University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Alabama 2013

Melonie Walcott

Dr. Walcott is a Visiting Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), and a scholar in the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN). Her research interests include social and structural factors associated with HIV risk behaviors and developing and implementing patient-centric biomedical and social-behavioral interventions to increase equity in HIV prevention and treatment among marginalized populations. Her current research focuses on assessing the association between patient-provider relationship and experience of racism in health care, and engagement in HIV care, and viral suppression among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM).


Areas of expertise:

  • HIV prevention

  • Engagement in HIV care

  • Social determinants of health/structural factors

  • Qualitative research


Committees or Policy Work:

  • Move Up Global, Boston - Board Member


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