Emily Melnick
Graduate Student • Fall 2016 Cohort
Health and Behavioral Sciences

Emily Melnick is a PhD Candidate in Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. Emily’s research broadly focuses on maternal and child health, with a specific interest in exploring sources of resiliency among populations who experiences disproportionate risk for poor health outcomes. In her work, Emily seeks to understand and improve maternal and child health through a number of methodological approaches including quantitative methods, qualitative methods, community-based participatory research, and behavioral economics. Emily holds a BS in Kinesiology and Psychology from The College of William and Mary and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from The Colorado School of Public Health.

M.P.H., 2015, The Colorado School of Public Health, (Public Health Nutrition)

B.S., 2011, The College of William and Mary (Kinesiology and Psychology)

Melnick, E., Thomas, K., Farewell, C., Quinlan, J., &  LaFlamme, D., et al. (2020). Impact of a Nutrition Education Programme on Preschool Children’s Willingness to Consume Fruits and Vegetables. Public Health Nutrition. doi:10.1017/S1368980019005032.

Melnick, E., & Li, M. (2019). Association of Plate Design With Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables Among Preschool Children. JAMA Pediatrics, 172(10), 982-983. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1915.

PBHL 2001: Introduction to Public Health (teaching assistant)

PBHL 3070: Global Health Perspectives (teaching assistant) 

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, 2020

Teaching Fellow, 2020

Research Fellow, 2020

Doctoral Student Summer Research Award, 2020

Doctoral Student Research Award, 2019

Research Fellowship Award, 2018 

Graduate Student Grant-In-Aid Award, “Using a Segmented Plate to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Preschoolers – A Nudge Theory Approach to Childhood Obesity Prevention,” 2017