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Melissa Lavoie

Psychiatry Resident

Melissa was born and raised in Michigan. She attended Yale University and received a bachelor's degree in psychology. Before medical school, she worked with formerly incarcerated individuals in New Haven, completed her premedical coursework at Goucher College, and then worked at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. She completed her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She stayed at Hopkins for her psychiatry residency, where she served as a chief resident during her fourth year. She is interested in correctional psychiatry, medical ethics, harm reduction, and academic-community partnerships.