Melanie S. Dove, M.P.H., Sc.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor



Health Policy

Locations and Contact

UC Davis

Public Health Sciences
Medical Sciences 1-C
Davis, CA 95616

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Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Dove's research focuses on the impact tobacco control policies have on behavior. She also has an interest in survey research and teaches a SAS class to graduate students.


Health Policy and Management

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Undergraduate School

B.A., UC Irvine, Irvine CA 1999

Medical School

M.P.H., Boston University, Boston MA 2003

Other School

Sc.D., Harvard University, Boston MA 2010

CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference Annual Meeting Travel Award, 2014, 2016

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Travel Award, 2008

National Research Service Award, Training Program in Environmental Epidemiology, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Boston University School of Public Health Scholarship and Traineeship Grant, 2001

Dove MS, Stewart SL, Tong EK. Smoking behavior in 18-20 year-olds after tobacco 21 policy implementation in California: A difference-in-differences analysis with other states. Prev Med. 2021 Jul;148:106553. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106553. Epub 2021 Apr 18. PMID:33862032.

Marchi KS, Dove MS, Heck KE, Fan C. The Affordable Care Act and Changes in Women's Health Insurance Coverage Before, During, and After Pregnancy in California. Public Health Rep. 2021 Jan/Feb;136(1):70-78. doi:10.1177/0033354920962798. Epub 2020 Oct 27. PMID:33108960.

Dove MS, Stewart SL, Cummins SE, Kohatsu ND, Tong EK. Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking Program: Reach to Pregnant and Parenting Women. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Dec;55(6 Suppl 2):S205-S213. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.016. PMID:30454675.

Vijayaraghavan M, Dove MS, Stewart SL, Cummins SE, Schillinger D, Kohatsu ND, Tong EK. Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Response to Incentives for Quitline Engagement. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Dec;55(6 Suppl 2):S186-S195. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.018. PMID:30454673.

Hood-Medland EA, Dove MS, Stewart SL, Cummins SE, Kirby C, Vela C, Kohatsu ND, Tong EK. Direct-to-Member Household or Targeted Mailings: Incentivizing Medicaid Calls for Quitline Services. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Dec;55(6 Suppl 2):S178-S185. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2018.06.026. PMID:30454672.

Tong EK, Stewart SL, Schillinger D, Vijayaraghavan M, Dove MS, Epperson AE, Vela C, Kratochvil S, Anderson CM, Kirby CA, Zhu SH, Safier J, Sloss G, Kohatsu ND. The Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking Project: Impact of Statewide Outreach Through Health Channels. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Dec;55(6 Suppl 2):S159-S169. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.031. PMID:30454670.

Early DR, Dove MS, Thiel de Bocanegra H, Schwarz EB. Publicly Funded Family Planning: Lessons From California, Before And After The ACA's Medicaid Expansion. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Sep;37(9):1475-1483. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2018.0412. PMID:30179554.

Fingar KR, Lob SH, Dove MS, Gradziel P, Curtis MP. Reassessing the Association between WIC and Birth Outcomes Using a Fetuses-at-Risk Approach. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Apr;21(4):825-835. doi:10.1007/s10995-016-2176-9. PMID:27531011.

Dove MS, Dockery DW, Connolly GN. Smoke-free air laws and asthma prevalence, symptoms, and severity among nonsmoking youth. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):102-9. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-1532. Epub 2010 Dec 13. PMID:21149426.

Dove MS, Dockery DW, Mittleman MA, Schwartz J, Sullivan EM, Keithly L, Land T. The impact of Massachusetts' smoke-free workplace laws on acute myocardial infarction deaths. Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov;100(11):2206-12. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.189662. Epub 2010 Sep 23. PMID:20864706.