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Melissa Simone

Melissa Simone

Psychology

Doctoral Student

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 432G

Biography

Melissa Simone is a doctoral student in the Experimental and Applied Psychological Science program, specializing in Sociobehavioral Epidemiology. Melissa received her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology at University of Hartford, CT., and briefly spent time at The New School for Social Research in NYC, NY. Melissa is a third-year student at USU, where she works in Dr. Ginger Lockhart’s Prevention Science lab.  Broadly, Melissa focuses her research on weight stigma among all weight classes, social withdrawal, and the prevention of disordered eating, eating disorders, and substance use among women.  In her free time she enjoys trail running, hiking, backpacking and spending time with her dog, Trace.