Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology (OPHIE)

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Melissa Peek-Bullock

Melissa Peek-Bullock

State Epidemiologist

Melissa Peek-Bullock is the Nevada State Epidemiologist, which means she provides technical assistance, advice and direction for disease control specialists, epidemiology staff and other health professionals throughout the state regarding disease control investigation, intervention and prevention.


Melissa served as an epidemiologist for Washoe County from 2010 to 2016, during which time she served as incident commander for a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak that was determined to be associated with eggs; held a lead collaborative role in the multistate Hepatitis A outbreak; and served as the Influenza Surveillance Coordinator. Prior to serving as Washoe County’s epidemiologist, Melissa worked for Washoe County as a public health investigator for five years, and prior to that she worked as an emergency department clinical analyst for Renown South Meadows Medical Center in Reno. During her career, Melissa has presented at numerous conferences and spoken to the media on topics such as influenza, West Nile Virus, Ebola, hepatitis and gastrointestinal outbreaks at a casino. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in health ecology and is working to complete a Master’s in Public Health degree at the University of Nevada, Reno.