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Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut
Dr. Melinda M. Pettigrew (http://publichealth.yale.edu/people/melinda_pettigrew.profile) earned her PhD in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases from Yale University then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan. Soon after, Dr. Pettigrew started her career at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Pettigrew has published extensively concerning otitis media and diseases of the upper respiratory tract. She has received many honors and awards including a fellowship from the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women and a Yale Global Health Initiative Travel Award. Dr. Pettigrew has also been designated as a Microarray investigator for the NIAID sponsored Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center at TIGR, and has been elected to the governing council of the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Pettigrew is a standing member of the NIH study section, Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases and is on the editorial board of a number of journals including the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. She is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Yale School of Public Health where she continues to research pneumococcal otitis media.