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Melissa Reyes

Senior Program Officer, Global Health Initiative

Ms. Reyes serves as Senior Program Officer of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. In this capacity, she is responsible for identifying opportunities for collaboration within MSPH and beyond; and assisting to advance GHI’s leadership profile; and supporting the activities of GHI and its partners. Formerly, Ms. Reyes served on the Corporate Partnership team of the US FUND for UNICEF, focusing on humanitarian emergencies as well as maternal and child health programs particularly in the Americas and South Asia. She has served in institutions including UNICEF, the International Rescue Committee and the Women’s Refugee Commission, and has extensive experience with the private, public and nonprofit sectors, specifically on US domestic programs related to immigrant social services. Ms. Reyes received a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and Bachelor’s degree from University of California.

In her capacity with GHI, Ms. Reyes supports the GHI-CGPI Seminar Series: Intersection between Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases​ and the Responding to Changing Health Needs in Complex Emergencies​ projects of the Columbia Global Policy Initiative.

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