Melissa Chavez has worked with the Prevention Research Collaborative since 2022. She has experience in clinical research, both in orthopedics and pediatric social & emotional neurodevelopment spaces, and public health research experience in nutrition equity and health & wellbeing. She also has experience in community engagement, advocacy, and outreach, and is a Board of Directors member for a non-profit organization in Grand Rapids, MI. She holds a Master’s in Public Health from Western Michigan University.
The Prevention Research Collaborative, based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is made up of the Prevention Research Center of Michigan, Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center, National Center for School Safety, and affiliated initiatives. Our Centers are funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Justice (DOJ).
We promote safe and healthy futures through prevention research, training, and outreach. Alongside community partners, we work to reduce inequities and empower communities for better health.