Master of Public Health Program welcomes Melanie Nadeau as new assistant director

The Master of Public Health program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences would like to welcome Melanie Nadeau, Ph.D., M.P.H., as the program’s new assistant director. Dr. Nadeau was previously the Operational Director at the American Indian Public Health Resource Center housed at North Dakota State University. She is an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in Belcourt, N.D., and graduated from both the Turtle Mountain Community High School and the Turtle Mountain Community College. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from UND and a Master of Public Health in community health education with a concentration in health disparities from the University of Minnesota. She completed her doctorate in social behavioral epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Nadeau is a community-engaged scholar and has worked for more than 16 years on various research projects within the American Indian community. She has successfully engaged a multitude of tribal health stakeholders from across the nation and serves on the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Research Review Board, the American Public Health Association American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Board, and the North Dakota Public Health Association American Indian section, where she is chair. Dr. Nadeau has a wealth of experience working in community health education and research and is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Native communities. Her supervisor is Dr. Don Warne.