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Melanie Livet

Melanie Livet

Melanie Livet

Senior Research Scientist


Clinical-Community Psychology,
University of South Carolina

Area(s) of Work

Biographical Statement 

Melanie Livet, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG), the Co-Director of FPG's National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), and the Implementation Research Lead and Healthcare/Public Health Lead at NIRN. She has also held a faculty position with the UNC Eshelman School Pharmacy Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education (PACE) since September 2016.

Livet has more than 20 years of experience in applied research, with a focus on implementation science, program evaluation, and technology validation. Her areas of interest include application and evaluation of implementation science practices and tools through use of mixed methods, capacity building and organizational readiness strategies, adaptation and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, implementation research methodologies, and web-based technologies to support effective transfer of evidence-based practices into service settings.

Over her career, Livet has contributed to the management and execution of more than 50 projects in the areas of pharmacy practice, public health, chronic disease prevention, behavioral health, and education. She has authored and co-authored more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals on diverse implementation science and evaluation topics.

In addition to the current projects she is working on at FPG, which are listed further down the page, Livet is currently partnering with others across UNC's campus, working on projects within the School of Pharmacy and Gillings School of Global Public Health:

  • Evaluating patient-centered, quality-drive care interventions delivered in community pharmacy (School of Pharmacy)
  • Improving Access to Contraception for NC Women by Developing Birth Control Pharmacist Champions in Rural Communities (School of Pharmacy)
  • Implementation Science in Global Health Lancet Commission (Gillings)