Featured SPR Members
March 2017


Melissa Bauserman, MD MPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. After growing up in Ohio, Dr. Bauserman completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University and medical degree at Wright State University School of Medicine. She then went to the University of California-San Diego, where she completed pediatric residency and served as chief resident. After residency, she moved to the University of North Carolina to complete a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship and a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has remained at UNC as a faculty member in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Bauserman’s research interests center around the global problem of infant malnutrition. She is interested in investigating strategies to reduce stunting of linear growth in infants through integrating nutrition and infectious disease epidemiology. Her work is focused in the Democratic Republic of Congo, through a partnership between UNC and the Kinshasa School of Public Health. She is an active member of the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research.

View Dr. Bauserman's articles in PubMed