NIH: Office of Disease Prevention

Medicine: Mind the Gap

The National Prevention Strategy:
Prioritizing Prevention to Improve the Nation’s Health

This seminar is part of the Medicine: Mind the Gap, Translating From Clinic to Curbside Series


Melissa Lim Brodowski, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.

Melissa Lim Brodowski is currently on detail as the Acting Senior Advisor for Policy and Outreach with the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, she supports the implementation of the National Prevention Strategy and other related OSG initiatives. Prior to this assignment, she was a Senior Child Welfare Program Specialist at the Children’s Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families at HHS. She has overseen several grant programs, technical assistance projects, and research and evaluation activities related to early childhood, prevention, and child welfare services, and has supported various federal and non-federal interagency initiatives. She has over 22 years of experience working in the field of child welfare and human services at the local and national levels. She completed her master’s degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health at the University of California-Berkeley and received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Social Work.

Melissa Lim Brodowski, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.