Jenelle Mellerson, MPH
Research Analyst, Behavioral Research Center
Ms. Mellerson started her career with American Cancer Society in November 2007 and has experiences in multicultural health behavior research. She has been involved in original research analyses of the role of sociocultural factors in cancer and cancer-related behaviors among ethnic minorities. She has also assisted in conducting new studies and community-based cancer prevention interventions for these groups. Recently, Ms. Mellerson has become involved in research focused on patient reported outcomes, quality of life, and cancer survivorship. Some of her duties involve collecting, analyzing, and managing survey and project data. She is currently working on coordinating efforts for the ACS symptom surveillance system initiative.
Prior to joining the Society, Ms. Mellerson was a health scientist/student trainee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coordinating Office for Global Health. She completed her undergraduate studies at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology. She received a master’s degree in public health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, with a concentration in epidemiology.
Corral I, Landrine H, Hao Y, Zhao L, Mellerson JL, and Cooper DL. Residential segregation, health behavior and obesity among a national sample of African American adults. Under review.
Mellerson JL, Landrine H, Hao Y, et al. Residential segregation and exercise among a national sample of Hispanic adults. Health Place 2010; 16(3): 613-15.