Melissa Varnum, M.P.H.

  • Community Outreach and Education Specialist, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine


Melissa Varnum is a Community Outreach and Education Specialist for the Knight Cancer Institute. She provides training and technical assistance for community organizations around human subjects protection in research and supports outreach and health education efforts.

Prior to her position with OHSU, Melissa worked as a health educator and project coordinator with a county health department and managed health promotion programs for youth-serving nonprofit organizations in Central Oregon. Melissa received her Master of Public Health degree with a focus in health disparities from OHSU, and her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University.



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