Alyssa Vecchio is a postdoctoral fellow in the BATLab. She earned her MD from the International Medicine Program at San Raffaele University in Italy and a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. During that time she completed electives in community health interventions in South Africa, in couples voluntary counseling and HIV testing in Zambia, pediatric HIV care in Lesotho, and rural medicine in India. This past year she completed her thesis on neurological and psychological complications of HIV in diverse resource limited settings.
Previously, she worked in development and management roles for a spectrum of nonprofits, including Primary Care Progress, GBCHealth, and Emergency. Overall, her path has been shaped by trying to understand and to break down the barriers to quality health care for underserved and marginalized communities.
Now she is focused on diving into HIV prevention research and behavioral interventions before residency. She is excited to explore North Carolina’s running paths, farmer’s markets, and kayaking adventures.
Site: Chapel Hill