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Melissa R Schick, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact Information

Melissa R Schick, PhD

Mailing Address

  • The Consultation Center

    389 Whitney Avenue

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States


Melissa Schick is a postdoctoral fellow with the Yale School of Medicine NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Substance Abuse Prevention. Dr. Schick obtained a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode after completing her predoctoral internship through the Charleston Consortium (Medical University of South Carolina/Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center), and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Suffolk University.

Her research focuses on the role of affective processes in the etiology, course, and treatment of substance use in populations characterized by trauma. She is particularly interested in leveraging experience sampling methodologies to understand the proximal role of emotion dynamics, and hopes to leverage this knowledge to develop and implement emotion-focused interventions to prevent and treat substance use-related concerns following trauma exposure. She is further interested in exploring health disparities and inequities related to substance use, and is dedicated to conducting work focused on marginalized populations to better understand how such inequities might be considered in substance use treatment and research.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine
  • PhD
    University of Rhode Island, Clinical Psychology (2022)
  • Clinical Internship
    Medical University of South Carolina (2022)
  • BS
    Suffolk University, Psychology (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
John C. Roitzsch Memorial Scientist Practitioner Award MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Psychology Internship Program2022
Dean’s FellowshipUniversity of Rhode Island Graduate School2020
Special Recognition Award for Service to the Undergraduate CommunityUniversity of Rhode Island Department of Psychology2020
Student Travel AwardNative Children's Research Exchange2019
Student and Early Career Investigator Travel AwardNational Institute on Drug Abuse2019
Student and Early Career Investigator Travel AwardNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism2018
Student Merit AwardResearch Society on Alcohol2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Departments & Organizations