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Ricci Melissa, MA Student

Melissa Ricci

MA Student

Graduate Students
Department of Health Aging & Society

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography


Supervisor: Dr. Mat Savelli

Research Interests: medical cannabis, harm reduction, managed alcohol programs, LGBTQ+ sexual health, and international psychopharmaceutical advertising

Education

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Toronto (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science (Honours), McMaster University (2014)

Teaching


TA Experience:

Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Mat Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03: Drugs, Sex and Alcohol: Society and its Addictions

Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Mat Savelli
HLTH AGE 2GG3: Mental Health and Society

Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Jean Wilson
ARTSCI 3A06: Literature

Research


Publications: 

Savelli M, & Ricci M. (2018). Disappearing Acts: Anguish, Isolation, and the Re-imagining of the Mentally Ill in Global Psychopharmaceutical Advertising (1953–2005). Canadian Bulletin of Medical History. 35(2).

Savelli M, Marks S, & Ricci M. (2019). The Long (or Short) History of Mental Health. Critical Issues in Mental Health and Society.

Research Experience: 

Research Nurse, 2017 - 2019
Engage Toronto: Advancing Gay and Bisexual Men's Health

Research Assistant, 2016-2017
Dr. Mat Savelli, Health, Aging, & Society, McMaster University

Research Assistant, 2014-2016
"Global Advertising of Psychiatric Medications, 1953-2013"
Health, Aging, & Society, McMaster University

Research Assistant, 2015
Critical Health Research Network
Health, Aging, & Society, McMaster University