As the Epidemiologist for the Central Resource Team, Melissa is responsible for providing training and technical assistance (T/TA) on data-related issues to States and Tribes in the Central Service Area. She provides direct service to grantees, ensuring that each step of the Strategic Prevention Framework process is data driven. Melissa works with the epidemiologists from each of the other CAPT service areas to monitor epidemiological T/TA needs nationally. She earned her M.S. in Population Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.