Melchisedek Leo contributes his advocacy, community health, and social determinants of health expertise to Rabin Martin. He is passionate about bridging health gaps and tackling disparities experienced by under-resourced communities through health empowerment as he believes it is crucial for social development.
At Rabin Martin, Melchisedek focuses on:
- Conducting research and analysis to understand global healthcare trends and inform client strategies
- Developing communications and collateral to help elevate private sector leadership in prioritized health areas
- Staying abreast of trends relevant to our clients’ interests in global health (e.g., maternal health, access to medicines, infectious disease, non-communicable diseases, health policy, etc.)
Prior to joining the firm, Melchisedek worked with The NYC DOH Bureau of Maternal Infant and Sexual Reproductive Justice. While there, he researched strategies to halve the rate of maternal mortality across NYC maternity hospitals. During this period, he worked on addressing institutional racism and systemic barriers in the city’s Respectful Care at Birth best practices.
Aside from public health Melchisedek has taught French at Howard University and NYU. He enjoys learning about different cultures through language, food, music, and most importantly dialogue. He believes that these are some of the agents that fosters cohesion within diversity.
MPH, Global Public Health
New York University – School of Global Public Health
BS, Health Sciences & French