Melissa Gosdin 
Analyst VI, Supervisor
mmgosdin@ucdavis.edu

Melissa Gosdin, Ph.D. Dr. Gosdin joined CHPR in August 2016. Since that time, she has contributed qualitative expertise to a variety of interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects focused on perceptions of telemedicine among pediatricians, doctor/patient interaction and the use of opioids to treat chronic pain, perceptions of pain after lung cancer surgery, and agenda setting in primary care. Since 2016 she has also been part of an interdisciplinary team funded by the Archstone Foundation helping to develop, implement and evaluate collaborative depression care interventions for older adults and will soon be helping to evaluate a telehealth pilot program in the Central Valley. She works closely with and oversees a qualitative research team on a variety grant funded (state, federal and foundation) projects that require research design, data collection, analysis, and dissemination.

  • Qualitative & mixed methods research design, data collection and analysis
  • Research dissemination through reports, white papers and journal articles
  • Mental Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Patient/Physician Interaction
  • Evaluation Research

Melissa received her PhD in Sociology from the university of North Texas.