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Melvin Barrientos Marzan Graduate Researcher, Ctr Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR)

Melvin Marzan is currently a PhD Researcher at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University. His research focuses on modelling the dose-response relationship of alcohol consumption and specific social harms and the potential impact of various pricing policies for social harm reduction in Australia. He is a registered nurse by profession and finished his Master of Science degree in tropical medicine (epidemiology) with a research and thesis grant from the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

He has more than 9 years of public health experience particularly in health data, information, and knowledge management having worked with several international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Vital Strategies and Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is currently a collaborator of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington.

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