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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition

Dr. Bauserman is a physician scientist specializing in the field of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Education and Training

BS, Vanderbilt University
MD, Wright State University School of Medicine
Residency in Pediatrics, University of California-San Diego
MPH, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Dr. Bauserman’s research centers on improving the health of women and children in low-income countries with much of her work in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC. Her research focuses on improving infant malnutrition and understanding the perinatal effects of malaria in early pregnancy. She has worked on studies evaluating pre-conceptional and gestational etiologies of stunting of linear growth at birth and using prenatal ultrasound to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. She has led a multi-national effort to evaluate the effects of malaria in early pregnancy. Dr. Bauserman has also piloted novel techniques to determine the role of parasitic infections and environmental enteropathy in growth stunting in infants in the DRC.

Melissa Bauserman, MD, MPH
  • Address

    NC Memorial Hospital

    CB# 7596

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7596