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Melissa Co

Ms Melissa Co

PhD Student


I am a PhD student in the Social Epidemiology research group studying ethnic disparities in dementia care and dementia outcomes. My research project uses both quantitative data from electronic health records and qualitative data from interviews to investigate the relationship between ethnicity, use of health services, and clinical outcomes such as mortality. I began my PhD at King’s in 2018. Prior to that, I received my MSc in Global Mental Health from King’s and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and my BA in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Research Interests 

  • Ethnic and racial disparities in healthcare 
  • Dementia and ageing 
  • Epidemiology of mental and neurological disorders 
  • Use of electronic health records in research