About Courtnee Melton-Fant
Courtnee Melton-Fant, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Systems Management and Policy. Before joining the University of Memphis, Dr. Melton-Fant worked for a state-level public policy research center providing information and analysis to policymakers, the media, and the general public.
Dr. Melton-Fant has experience conducting both academic and non-academic research ranging from clinical trials and health outcomes to analysis of state-level health care reforms for policymakers and advocacy groups. Her research interests include state- and local-level public policy, health outcomes, and racial health inequities. She is particularly interested in how broad-based public policies can be used as tools to improve the health of populations.
- Ph.D. Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- M.S. Human Movement Science, University of Memphis
- B.S. Human Movement Science, University of Memphis
- State and local public policy
- Racial health inequities
- Health outcomes
- Melton-Fant, C.E., (forthcoming) Howard, S., & Cao, X. Sex Differences in the Association between Local Government Spending and Mortality: Evidence from Tennessee. Southern Medical Journal.
- Melton-Fant, C. (in press) Childhood Adversity among Black Children: The Role of Supportive Neighborhoods. Children and Youth Services Review.
- Melton, C.E., Bailey, J., Holmes, G.N., Relyea, G., Graff, C., & Brown, L. (2015). Mediators of the association between health literacy and asthma outcomes in African-American adults. International Journal Communication and Health.
- Coughlin, S. S., Matthews-Juarez, P., Juarez, P. D., Melton, C. E., & King, M. (2014). Opportunities to address lung cancer disparities among African Americans. Cancer medicine, 3(6), 1467-1476.
- Melton, C.E., Graff, C., Holmes, G.N., Brown, L., Bailey, J. (2014). Health literacy and asthma management among African-American adults: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Asthma, 51(7), 703-713.