Melissa C. Osborne, PhD, MPH
Dr. Melissa Osborne is an Assistant Professor in the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services, Wellstar School of Nursing where she teaches and champions interprofessional education. An epidemiologist and prevention scientist, her research is in the area of pediatric violence and injury research and prevention, particularly child maltreatment and firearm access and injury in the pediatric population. The overarching goal of her research is to better inform prevention strategies that help keep children and adolescents safe and healthy at home. Most recently her work has examined risk patterns among adolescent firearm suicides using surveillance data, and assessed in-home firearm availability among children at-risk for maltreatment. Additionally, she is the Lead Evaluator for the SAMHSA-funded National Center on Child Trafficking.