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Dr Melissa McLeod

Ko Aoraki to maunga, Ko Waitaki te awa, Ko Ngai Tahu te iwi, Ko Melissa McLeod ahau. Melissa is a Public Health Physician and epidemiologist at the University of Otago in Wellington.


Dr Melissa McLeod was appointed to the ESR Board in February 2022. Melissa is a public health physician and epidemiologist at the University of Otago in Wellington. She teaches postgraduate epidemiology and general public health and brings rich research expertise in Māori health, epidemiology (including quantitative aspects of kaupapa Māori research) and the investigation and elimination of ethnic health inequities in New Zealand. Melissa has recently been involved in providing expert advice to the PHARMAC review and also sits on the Ministry of Health Bowel Screening Advisory Group.