University of Sourthern California

Dr. Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS

Associate Professor, Core Courses, Global Health Concentration

Dr. Withers is an experienced health researcher who has worked on four continents. She spent 15 months conducting fieldwork in a rural village in Indonesia for her dissertation and has also worked in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Her primary research interests are in community-based participatory research, gender-based violence, mental health, and global sexual and reproductive health, including family planning and HIV prevention.