Melinda Charley


Research Program Coordinator

"I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success.  Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.” – Kobe Bryant


Melinda Charley is proud member of the Navajo Nation (Dine' people). Melinda currently works as a Research Program Coordinator for Johns Hopkins University - Center for American Indian Health in Shiprock, NM on the Navajo Nation.  Where she actively works with Our Infectious Disease Team in the clinical settings and out in the field conducting Public Health Outreach to our study participants and the Navajo Nation since 2006.  She assists in managing part of the Infectious Disease Team.  She also helps and assists in mentoring and training new staff members.  She is dedicated to continuously striving to complete each task and duty delegated to her in a timely manner.  Her determination and commitment working with her own people who experience health disparities and differences on Navajo Nation.  She finds it rewarding and challenging working in Public Health and Research on Navajo Nation but overall enjoys how rewarding it is to help her people. 


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