Dr. Melo is committed to providing compassionate comprehensive reproductive healthcare to women of all ages and backgrounds. She views the patient physician relationship as a partnership and strives to help women make choices that empower them to live healthy and productive lives.
General obstetrics and gynecology with a subspecialty in family planning. Dr. Melo has special interests in adolescent gynecology and contraception for women with chronic medical conditions.
B.S., Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens GA 2002
M.D., Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA 2008
M.S., Clinical Science, University of Colorado - Denver Graduate School, Denver CO 2014
Obstetrics and gynecology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu HI 200-2012
Family Planning, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Denver CO 2012-2014
Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy, selected fellow, Class of 2014, 2014
Family Planning Resident Award, University of Hawaii, 2012
Hope Scholarship, University of Georgia, 1998
Alpha Upsilon Phi, Medical College of Georgia, 2008
Melo J, Peters M, Teal S, Guiahi M. Adolescent and Young Women's Contraceptive Decision-Making Processes: Choosing "The Best Method for Her". J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2015 Aug;28(4):224-8. doi:10.1016/j.jpag.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Aug 12. PMID:26049939.
Melo J, Kaneshiro B, Kellett L, Hiraoka M. The impact of a longitudinal curriculum on medical student obstetrics and gynecology clinical training. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014 May;73(5):144-7. PMID:24843837..
Topp CN, Okagaki RJ, Melo JR, Kynast RG, Phillips RL, Dawe RK. Identification of a maize neocentromere in an oat-maize addition line. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2009;124(3-4):228-38. doi:10.1159/000218128. Epub 2009 Jun 25. PMID:19556776.
Mroczek RJ, Melo JR, Luce AC, Hiatt EN, Dawe RK. The maize Ab10 meiotic drive system maps to supernumerary sequences in a large complex haplotype. Genetics. 2006 Sep;174(1):145-54. doi:10.1534/genetics.105.048322. Epub 2006 Jul 18. PMID:16849609.
Jin W, Melo JR, Nagaki K, Talbert PB, Henikoff S, Dawe RK, Jiang J. Maize centromeres: fine structure and functional adaptation in the genetic background of oat. Plant Cell. 2004 Mar;16(3):571-581. doi:10.1105/tpc.018937.