Melissa Mollard is currently a mental health services consultant and Virtual Academic Center instructor. In addition to teaching at USC, she has also lectured on research methods and child and adolescent psychopathology at UC Berkeley, San Jose State University and San Francisco State University. She has previously served as director of research and strategic initiatives for a large nonprofit agency providing children’s mental health services.
Mollard has experience with mental health, performance management and oversight, data gathering and analysis, and project development, management, and evaluation throughout the state of California. Her extensive research experience includes an assessment of the Sonoma County Housing Authority and Community Development Commission in an initiative to end homelessness country-wide, as well as the evaluation of the effectiveness of collaborative justice courts throughout California and legislative budgets regarding issues related to the criminal justice system. She also gathered data and stakeholder input to identify and address barriers to health care access nationwide and the impact of transportation issues on the cost of providing patient care at community health centers.
Mollard holds the following degrees from UC Berkeley: Master of Social Work (Management and Planning), Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) and PhD in Social Welfare.