Dr. Joy Melnikow reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit
organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr.
Melnikow is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at
the University of California Davis in Sacramento. Her teaching focuses on
problem-based learning, evidence-based medicine, and maternal child health, as
well as obstetrics and inpatient attending. In addition to teaching, Dr.
Melnikow supervises residents and research fellows, mentors junior faculty, and
provides direct outpatient and obstetric care. She also obtains grant funding
and conducts research projects for the Center for Health Services Research in
Primary Care and the UCDMC Cancer Center.
Dr. Melnikow's research interests include women's health, patient
preferences and decision-making, preventive services, cancer prevention and
early detection, and underserved populations and cost-effectiveness analysis in
women's health care.
She has served as an associate medical director for Healthwise since
Dr. Melnikow serves as primary medical reviewer for women's
health-related topics, such as Abnormal Pap Test, Breast-Feeding, Menopause,
topics on sexually transmitted diseases, and a variety of medical test topics
related to women's health.
This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.
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