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Mellisa Pensa, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director


Mellisa received her MD from the University of Connecticut and trained in a combined Family Medicine-Preventive Medicine Program at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). She has an MPH with a concentration in health policy. She practiced academic and private family medicine and also served as a clinical epidemiologist for the OHSU Center for Evidence-based Policy prior to completing Yale's fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine . Mellisa enjoys practicing clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine, teaching and performing research within the field of OEM.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2017)
  • Resident
    Oregon Health and Science University (2012)
  • MPH
    Portland State University, Health Management and Policy (2012)
  • Resident
    Oregon Health and Science University (2011)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut (2008)
  • BS
    College of William and Mary, Biology (2004)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine (2018)