Melvin Joppy is a Senior Program Assistant on the Board on Health Sciences Policy, with the Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation. He was recently a Program Assistant at the Department of Energy (DOE) working in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Prior to DOE, Melvin served as the Committee Manager for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Melvin received his B.S., in Communications, from Bowie State University. In his free time, Melvin enjoys reading, running, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying stand-up comedy.