Melissa L Cox
- Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Melissa Cox D.O. joined The University of Arizona in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Hospital Medicine. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Arizona, receiving a B.S. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering. She worked for one year in the field of Biomedical Engineering as a product engineer. Once realizing that her true passion was in the field of medicine with the desire to help and impact patients directly, she decided to pursue a career in medicine, specifically in the field of pediatrics. In 2008, she graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California, receiving a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, after which she attended general pediatrics residency at The University of Nevada, graduating in 2011.
Melissa Cox has a broad range of interests including pediatric hospital medicine, environmental health and research, adolescent medicine, preventative pediatrics, medical student and resident education, pre-medical student mentoring, and patient safety and quality.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her 2 children, and family. She enjoys hiking, jogging, reading, and traveling.
- D.O. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
- Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, California, United States
- B.S. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
- The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
- Pharmacology Tutor for Student Services, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2006 - 2007)
- Bioengineer/Mechanical Engineer, Sebra Engineering and Research Associates, Inc. Product Engineering Department (2003 - 2004)
Licensure & Certification
- American Board of Pediatrics (2012)
- Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners (2011)
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
environmental exposures, environmental health, preventative care
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- Loh, M. M., Sugeng, A., Lothrop, N. Z., Klimecki, W., Cox, M. L., Wilkinson, S. T., Lu, Z., & Beamer, P. (2015). Multimedia Exposures to Arsenic and Lead for Children Near an Inactive Mine Tailings and Smelter Site. Environmental Research.
- Beamer, P. I., Loh, M. M., Lothrop, N. Z., Sugeng, A. J., Wilkinson, S. T., Cox, M. L., & Klimecki, W. (2015, Spring). Linking Exposure & Translational Science: A Community-Engaged Project near a Legacy Mine.. NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers Meeting. Tucson, AZ: NIEHS.More infoBeamer, P.I., Loh, M., Lothrop, N.**, Sugeng, A.**, Wilkinson, S.T., Cox, M., and W. Klimecki. Presented at in Tucson, AZPlease note: I was Co-Author, I was not present for this presentation.