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Melissa Eidman

Melissa Eidman

Melissa Eidman

Sacramento, California
United States
MD
School of Medicine

Melissa Eidman, a member of the Yurok Tribe, is from Sacramento, California, and is pursuing an MD at Stanford School of Medicine. She graduated with honors from Stanford University, earning a bachelor’s degree in human biology with a concentration in Native American community health. At Stanford, Melissa worked for the Native American Cultural Center and served as co-chair of the Stanford Powwow, contributing to Native events on campus. She received the Kenworthy Award for Student Innovation in Public Service, and for her work with the Yurok Tribe, she earned the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. As a John Gardner Public Service fellow, she worked for the Sacramento Native American Health Center and the California Consortium for Urban Indian Health. With the Consortium, Melissa led urban efforts to address the opioid epidemic in Indian Country. Melissa aspires to improve the health and healthcare of Indigenous Peoples across the US and around the globe.

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