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Mel Salm


  • BA in Individualized Study, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University (2010)
  • MS in Critical & Creative Analysis, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College University of London (2011)




Research Focus

My anthropological research broadly examines changes within and across the health research sciences, which are increasingly encouraged to collaborate across borders – disciplinary, sectoral, regional, national, institutional, etc. More specifically, I investigate the integration of veterinary medicine and animal biology into public health management, traditionally focused on humans. Supported by the UCGHI Glocal Fellowship, I conducted research into emerging definitions of 'global health' as articulated by Latin American NIH-funded investigators, as well as conducted 15 months of ethnographic fieldwork across Peru to investigate various multi-institutional approaches to zoonotic disease transmission research, surveillance and intervention. 


Dissertation Fieldwork funded by the U.S, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center through the University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) Glocal Fellowship, 2017-2018