Melina Ksor, MS, CHES

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Clinical Research Coordinator

Melina Ksor is a Clinical Research Coordinator with the Department of Population Health Sciences. Her research primarily focuses on childhood obesity prevention and quality improvement around school meal nutrition programs using qualitative and quantitative data and analysis. She has also worked with NC Medicaid's Healthy Opportunity Pilot program using NCCARE 360 data. Melina also has experiences in community engagement outreach, equity, and inclusion at Duke Cancer Institute(DCI) and at Montagnard Dega Association (MDA). She currently serves as Chair for MDA's Community Advisory Committee, where she hopes to bridge science, research, and community advocacy among her indigenous communities. She believes that research is the key in reducing health disparities and improving overall healthcare quality, but community engagement is the door you have to unlock. 

Other research areas of interest or experiences include, gerontology, hospice care, palliative care, gynecological cancer disparities, immigrant/refugee health, underrepresented/minority health, and women's health. 

Melina completed her Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and B.S in Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Master of Science in Population Health Sciences at Duke University.