Leadership & Policy

Matthew Meranda, OMS III

Student Representative

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Matthew Meranda, OMS III
Student Representative
East Lansing, Michigan

Matthew Meranda, OMS III, is an osteopathic medical student at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he served as Student Government Association President from 2018-2019.

Outside of his studies, Meranda serves as a student investigator in two research initiatives – one investigating vitamin deficiency rates at a health center in rural Michigan and the other reviewing publications related to micronutrient deficiencies in the developed world.

He also promotes the osteopathic medical profession through various leadership roles. As student trustee for the Michigan Osteopathic Association, Meranda attends the AOA’s House of Delegates and represents students on a national level. Meranda also is a member of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Executive Board as well as the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) national Board of Trustees.

Meranda has achieved membership in Sigma Sigma Phi (SSP) osteopathic honors fraternity for academic excellence and his commitment to community service as well as in Omega Beta Iota (OBI), the national osteopathic political honor society, for his ongoing commitment to political advocacy.

Meranda received his bachelor’s degree in human biology at Michigan State University with specializations in bioethics and health policy. In 2019, he was awarded the Dean L. Payton, DO and Jane B. Payton scholarship.

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