Melissa L Martinson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Office of Population Research


Melissa Martinson is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. Her research interests are broadly focused on inequities in health and wellbeing throughout the life span in the United States and internationally. Much of her work examines health disparities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, with a particular focus on children. Her current research also looks at the health and wellbeing of immigrants and their children and how factors such as acculturation and socioeconomic status influence health after arrival. Melissa received her PhD in Social Work with an emphasis on Social Policy from Columbia University in 2010. Her dissertation is entitled “Health and Health Disparities across the Life Span in the United States and England: A Comparative Study”. Before beginning doctoral studies, she worked as a child and family social worker in London, UK. Melissa received her MSW from the
University of Minnesota and BA degree in Political Science and Urban Studies from Hamline University.
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Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544