Dr. Melanson is a post-doctoral fellow working in the Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation at Emory University School of Medicine. He received his PhD in Health Services Research and Health Policy at the Rollins School of Public Health where his dissertation research focused on the impact of Medicaid expansion and the new Kidney Allocation System policies on transplant access. He has previously presented research in this area at local and national conferences (including the American Transplant Congress, the Cutting Edge Of Transplantation, the American Society of Health Economics, and Academy Health’s Annual Research Meeting), as well as at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. His research focuses on healthcare access, variations in treatment patterns, patient and provider decision-making, and healthcare outcomes. He has specific research interests in disparities in access to care, social determinants of health, health care quality, medication adherence, patient education, healthcare resource utilization, and healthcare policy evaluation.