Melissa Johnston

Melissa Johnston

Clinical Research Specialist, Senior

Melissa Johnston joined the team in February 2014 after graduating from UNC Wilmington in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education and an emphasis on business. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at UNC Charlotte for health administration.

Ms. Johnston takes an active role in the MURDOCK Study team’s social media presence, creating five new pages and updating existing pages daily. She has been involved with many studies, including the MURDOCK Study, Healthy Aging Study, Multiple Sclerosis Study, Prostate Cancer Study, COPD Study, and Memory and Cognitive Health Study, and has collected and processed biological samples.

Her family has been in the Concord area since 2003, and she has developed ties in the local community by volunteering at the Community Free Clinic of Cabarrus County and serving at Elevation Church-University and as a Community Health Ambassador in the greater Charlotte area. She also supports mental health initiatives through awareness and advocacy.