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Melanie Stone directs the Community Service Learning (CSL) program through the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. This innovative program promotes student and faculty engagement with community organizations in conducting service projects which benefit medically underserved populations in Texas. She is adjunct faculty at The University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio regional campus. Her passion is health literacy and in her current role, she helps bring health literacy awareness, knowledge, and skills to the future health care professional workforce. She is actively involved in the community, serves on the governing council of the Texas Public Health Association and is an alumni of Leadership San Antonio and Leadership Texas.
Formerly, Ms. Stone supervised a community clinic outreach program, coordinated research for a large public health study, served as a public school teacher, and managed the outreach and education section of University Health System's CareLink program. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology and anthropology from Trinity University and master's degrees in public health from UT School of Public Health and education from Texas State University. She is currently in the doctor of public health degree program at UT School of Public Health.