PhD student, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon
Melissa Marquardt is currently a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on the use of a strength based video coaching program to target the prevention of child maltreatment by reducing parenting stress and increasing maternal responsiveness in high risk samples. Ms. Marquardt seeks to inform policy and practice by identifying scalable prevention programs that can be widely disseminated and through identifying how to best support parents in improving child outcomes. Ms. Marquardt has engaged in clinical work providing evidence based treatment to families involved with Child Welfare. Ms. Marquardt holds an MS from the University of Oregon. Prior to graduate school, Ms. Marquardt graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Whitman College.