Melissa Lewis, PhD

University of Missouri – Columbia (MU)

Dr. Melissa Lewis is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in the Department of Family & Community Medicine. Dr. Lewis received her PhD in Medical Family Therapy. She is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and her research interests span integrated healthcare models with Indigenous patients, preparing healthcare professionals to work with Indigenous populations effectively, examining the role of stress and trauma on cardiovascular disease in Indigenous populations, and interventions aimed to empower Indigenous families and communities by privileging Indigenous knowledge and practices.