Dr Melissa Matz
MA MSPH PhD
Melissa completed her PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2017. Her thesis focused on the various factors that influence ovarian cancer survival world-wide.
Prior to starting her PhD, Melissa graduated (2013) with an MSPH in Epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA and worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Melissa also holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Denver (Colorado, US; 2009), where she worked with the Multi-Country Studies Unit at the World Health Organisation on the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE).
Melissa is one of the Module Organisers for Extended Epidemiology. In addition, she teaches on the Statistical Methods for Epidemiology (SME) module in Term 2 and the Cancer Survival short course in the Summer.
Melissa is currently as Research Fellow in the Cancer Survival Group, where she works on the CONCORD programme. In addition to researching ovarian cancer survival, she works with the Asian cancer registries participating in the CONCORD programme