Melissa St. Pierre

Research Associate

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Dr. Melissa St. Pierre obtained her PhD from the Department of Psychology, Applied Social Psychology at the University of Windsor, where she conducted a cross-country study on sexual minority women’s experiences with their health care providers. Her dissertation was awarded an Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, the University of Windsor’s highest form of internal recognition. Dr. St. Pierre’s research was recognized nationally with a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship as well as internationally with a grant from the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. Currently, Dr. St. Pierre’s key research interests lie with the possibility of innovative solutions in improving health care outcomes for vulnerable populations. At the World Health Innovation Network, she follows a number of exciting cases, from the implementation of medical devices, mobile health applications, and new modes of health care delivery, to better understand what promotes and what hinders the transition of innovation from research, development, and piloting, to adoption and scaling.