Melissa L. Gilliam, MD, MPH

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
College of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Gilliam is the vice president and provost of The Ohio State University and a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Gilliam’s research addresses the clinical, behavioral, social and policy determinants of reproductive health disparities among adolescents in the United States and globally using an asset-based or positive youth development framework. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Irving Harris Foundation, among others.

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent sexual and reproductive health
  • Health equity
  • Design-based community-engaged research
  • Family planning


  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: Northwestern University

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honors and Awards

  • Member, National Academy of Medicine