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Hello, my name is Melanie Chao. I am currently a senior at Brigham Young University majoring in public health.  I have always been interested in the subject of infectious diseases. As a child I had the opportunity to live in China for several years with my grandparents. While there I was able to see the impact poverty and infectious diseases have on a community.  The experiences I had while living in China motivated me to become an advocate for infectious disease awareness and research.

After I graduate from BYU with my bachelors, my goal is to receive a master’s degree in either public health or social work.  Whichever path I choose, my goal is to have a positive impact in the lives of others. I truly hope that you enjoy reading my blog.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at



  1. Hello Melaine, Seeing your site I though I would write to you and ask if you wanted to include a streamed video we recently released about how geospatial technology helps track the spread of disease. It has been picked up by Kaiser Foundation, International Center for Infectious Diseases, and Global Health Council.

    You can find the link from the web site above and a link to youtube to pull the code.

    There is also a press release at

    please let me know if you need anything from me.
    Sincerely, Laura

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