Publications: Mellissa Withers
- How the new anti-trafficking bill will help to curb the human trafficking epidemic (8/4/2017) - Anti-trafficking advocates have lauded the measure that recently passed the House of Representatives. Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of preventive medicine, explains why in this Thompson Reuters Foundation News story.
- Untangling Myths About Human Trafficking (7/31/2017) - In advance of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons July 31, Mellissa Withers discusses the following myths about human trafficking in her latest Psychology Today blog post for the series “Modern Day Slavery” series:
- Defunding Planned Parenthood is a violation of women’s reproductive rights (4/14/2017) - In her editorial published in The Hill, Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of clinical preventive medicine, describes the reproductive health consequences of replacing the Affordable Care Act, as well as the irony in President Trumps’ re-establishment of the Global Gag Rule.
- Training the Next Generation of Global Health Experts: Experiences and Recommendations From Pacific Rim Universities (6/23/2016) - A study published in Globalization and Health June 23, 2016, found growing demand for global health across the Pacific Rim and suggests universities increase educational and training opportunities in this field.
- Intimate Partner Violence Screening Practices in California After Passage of the Affordable Care Act (6/15/2016) - An article published in Violence Against Women June 15 claims primary care screenings for intimate partner violence is inadequate and needs attention.
- The APRU Global Health Program: Past and Future (4/5/2016) - In this paper published in the Journal of Epidemiology April 5, Drs. Jonathan Samet and Mellissa Withers outline the program's major activities to date as well as future planned activities.
- Baby cereals overlooked in assessment of Vietnam child nutrition (2/3/2016) - A study published in Maternal & Child Nutrition, co-authored by Dr. Mellissa Withers, examined how different scenarios for classifying commercial baby cereals affect estimates of the quality of complementary feeding in children ages 6-23 months in Vietnam in 2014.
- Gendered power dynamics and women’s negotiation of family planning in a high HIV prevalence setting (10/26/2015) - By Elizabeth K. Harrington, Shari Dworkin, Mellissa Withers, Maricianah Onono, Zachary Kwena & Sara J. Newman, published in Culture, Health & Sexuality Oct. 26, 2015.
- Perspectives of Vulnerable US Hispanics With Rheumatoid Arthritis on Depression (3/5/2015) - Despite the high prevalence of depression among vulnerable Hispanics with rheumatoid arthritis, many do not disclose it or seek treatment. Co-authored by Mellissa Withers, “Perspectives of Vulnerable US Hispanics With Rheumatoid Arthritis on Depression: Awareness, Barriers to Disclosure, and Treatment Options” was published in the April 2015 issue of Arthritis Care & Research.