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Melinda  Aldrich

Melinda Aldrich, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery
VICC Member

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609 Oxford House
1313 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37232-4682


Melinda Aldrich is an Assistant Professor in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  Her research focuses on racial disparities in lung cancer incidence and survival. She is particularly interested in utilizing population differences in ancestry to understand genetic and environmental factors contributing to lung cancer.  Dr. Aldrich's interests also include personalized genomic testing and pharmacogenetics.

  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1992
  • M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 2003 
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007