Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Care
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Office: CSP 418
Office Hours: TBA
BS Pharm, University of Rhode Island
Pharm.D., University of Florida
Melissa Mattison graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in pharmacy then went on to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Florida. Prior to joining the faculty at Western New England University, Dr. Mattison worked in community pharmacy for Walgreens in Connecticut, Louisiana, and Massachusetts. She was recognized as 2010 pharmacy manager of the year as well as having the store of the year in 2011. Dr. Mattison was one of the first pharmacists in Massachusetts to begin immunizing and led the immunization program for Walgreens in Massachusetts. She was also the lead MTM pharmacist for the company in western Massachusetts.
Dr. Mattison is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Care, specializing in obesity and weight loss. She is the clinical director of the Community Patient Care Center on campus and also spends one day per week at the Huntington Health Center as a pharmacy specialist. Dr. Mattison’s areas of interest include health and wellness, motivational interviewing, MTM, and disease prevention. Dr. Mattison engages learners in the classroom teaching Self-Care Therapeutics, Professional Pharmacy Practice lab, Patient Care Management, and a Health, Wellness, and Fitness elective. Additionally, Dr. Mattison is one of the primary preceptors for the Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Walgreens Community Pharmacy Practice Residency program on campus.
- Immunizations for Pharmacists
- Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives
- Quality of Life Outcomes
Hobbies and Other Interests:
Ironman triathlete, marathoner, gardener; other interests after living through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans: disaster relief, emergency preparedness