Melissa K. Holt

Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology, Boston University School of Education

Prior to joining the School of Education Melissa K. Holt was a Behavioral Scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Holt’s research focuses on youth experiences with violence in the home, school, and community, with a particular emphasis on bullying. Within this line of research, she has evaluated the overlap among violence exposures, factors that promote resilience among youth exposed to violence, and the efficacy of school-based violence prevention programs. Holt completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has expertise in counseling clients with histories of trauma and in treating individuals diagnosed with eating disorders.

Hear from Jennifer Greif Green and Melissa Holt in Beyond Bullying is Bad: How Educators Can Understand and Respond to the Real World Complexities of Bullying.