Alan Melnick, MD MPH

Alan Melnick, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor for the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Health Officer for Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Wahkiakum Counties, Washington.

In the past, Dr. Melnick served as Director of the Joint Family Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency at OHSU (1996-2006), Director of Research for the OHSU Department of Family Medicine (2004-2006) and as the Health Officer for several other local health departments, including the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Health District, Washington (1989-1991), Washington County, Oregon (1990-1996) and Clackamas County, Oregon (1996-2006). Dr. Melnick was Vice Chair of the Oregon Conference of Local Health Officials (1998-2006) and Board member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) (2005-2006). In addition, Dr. Melnick was a Scholar in the National Public Health Leadership Institute and past Chair of its alumni association, the National Public Health Leadership Society (PHLS).

Internationally, Dr. Melnick served as a member of the American International Health Alliance (AIHA) healthcare partnership between the Narimonav Health District in Baku, Azerbaijan and the OHSU Department of Family Medicine, and he has helped conduct workshops and presentations in developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and primary care quality improvement projects in Tbilisi, Georgia, Moscow, Russia and Kiev, Ukraine.

Currently, he is a member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, the NACCHO Workforce Strategic Development Team, the NACCHO International Public Health Workgroup and the Community Level Health Promotion Study Section (CLHP) of the National Institutes of Health. Research interests include reproductive health, specifically family planning, and the use of geographic information systems in public health. He is the author of two books, “Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Public Health” (2002) and “Biological, Chemical and Radiological Terrorism: Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Primary Care Physician” (2008).