CHPR Staff Bios
Analyst VI, Supervisor
Melissa joined CHPR in August 2016. Since that time, she has contributed qualitative research to a variety of projects including: a study about Participant-Driven Engagement for Advancing the Dissemination of Diagnosis and Treatment for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and another study about Understanding Consumers Views on Cost Sharing. She is also working to evaluate the implementation and delivery of a collaborative care initiative aimed at improving the delivery of late life depression care, a joint endeavor between UC Davis and the University of Washington funded by the Archstone Foundation. Most recently, Melissa provided expert qualitative research skills to support a video elicitation project that examines how doctors and patients discuss opioid use during a primary care medical encounter.
- 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.