Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Melissa  Young

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Global Health

Dr. Melissa Young is an Assistant Professor at Emory University who specializes in the areas of maternal nutrition, breastfeeding and child nutrition.  She has training in human nutrition, epidemiology, community nutrition and applied economics. Dr. Young’s experience ranges across the spectrum from biochemical/clinical nutrition to implementation research and design and evaluation of public health nutrition programs and policies.

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-1529


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Areas of Interest

  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition


  • Bachelor of Science 2006, Iowa State University
  • Ph.D 2011, Cornell University

Courses Taught

  • GH 549: Human Nutrition II
  • GH 546: Maternal And Child Nutrition
  • GH 552: Globl Elimination Malnutrition


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