Center for Addiction Medicine

Melissa Maravic, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Melissa Maravic, PhD, MPH, Project Director Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) study, Instructor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School

Dr Maravic received her BA from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from Boston University School of Public Health. She joined CAM as a research fellow in 2005 where she focused on identifying predictors of smoking cessation among those with schizophrenia. She received her PhD in Medical Anthropology and Social Science Research Methods from the University Professors Program at Boston University. Her research interests are understanding and improving the health and mental health of vulnerable populations, with a specific focus on addiction, trauma and psychotic disorders. After spending several years as director of research and evaluation at a Latino community health center and as director of analytics and behavioral science at a health engagement management company, she has returned to CAM as Project Director of the PCORI project “Integrated Smoking Cessation Treatment for Smokers with Serious Mental Illness.”