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Melissa Harris

Clinical Associate in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing

Overview


Melissa Harris, PhD, RN is a postdoctoral fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at Duke and a VA Scholar. Her research focuses broadly on the quality of life and care of older adults living with dementia and their families. More specifically, she focuses on non-pharmacologic interventions to help reduce stress experienced by people living with dementia. She hopes to use her research to impact practice and policy to help families affected by dementia live well even while living with a progressive, cureless condition.

Education and Training
Postdoctoral fellowship, National Clinician Scholars Program at Duke University, 2021 - 2023 
PhD in Nursing, University of Michigan, 2021
BSN, University of Oklahoma, 2015

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Clinical Associate in the School of Nursing · 2022 - Present School of Nursing