Melanie Tran is a Ph.D. student in health and behavioral sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. She earned a B.S. in business administration with a minor in ethnic studies from Colorado State University and an M.S. in health policy and administration from Washington State University. Tran is currently an instructor and academic advisor in the undergraduate programs in Public Health at UC Denver, and also works on various health care research and evaluation projects. Her research interests include the intersections between health care administration, health policy and racial/ethnic inequities.