1050 Wishard Blvd.
Melissa Titus has worked in public health for almost a decade. She started her career as the infectious diseases epidemiologist for Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis. In her time there, she worked on outbreak responses including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis C and the opioid crisis, tuberculosis, syphilis, COVID-19, and others. Prior to a career in public health, she worked for 2 decades in student affairs for the IU School of Medicine. She was honored by students with the Medical Student Council Award year after year for helping students reach their highest potential.
Melissa Titus’ research interests include outbreaks of infectious diseases, surveillance of infectious diseases, and working to improve the response of public health to those diseases. She has a particular interest in diseases that are deemed taboo by greater society including sexually transmitted infections. Reducing shame and stigma related to these diseases also includes reducing health disparities and equity for minority communities.