Melissa Wilson

Melissa L. Wilson, MPH, PhD

Curriculum Development, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design


Dr. Melissa Wilson is a member of the biostatistics, epidemiology and research design team at SC CTSI. In this capacity, she consults with USC faculty to assist in preparing grants, IRB applications, advising on study design and performing statistical analyses. She also helped design and teaches three courses developed specifically for SC CTSI KL2 scholars in clinical translational research methodology.

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Professional Background

Dr. Melissa Wilson attended the University of Pittsburgh for her undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences and obtained her Masters of Public Health Degree in Epidemiology from the University of California at Los Angles in 1994. Dr. Wilson pursued her doctorate in Epidemiology at the University of Southern California, remaining there for a Postdoctoral position and subsequently accepting a faculty position with an appointment in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006. She moved to Preventive Medicine in 2012 to pursue additional collaborations and teaching opportunities. Her research interests include genetic susceptibility to Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome, the long-term consequences of HELLP Syndrome, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, regulation of placental development, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and in-utero programming.


Dr. Wilson enjoys making pottery, reading and spending time with her two teenage daughters.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.