Melissa Mattison


BS Pharm, University of Rhode Island
Pharm.D., University of Florida


Melissa Mattison graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in pharmacy then went on to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Florida. Prior to joining the faculty at Western New England University, Dr. Mattison worked in community pharmacy for Walgreens in Connecticut, Louisiana, and Massachusetts. She was recognized as 2010 pharmacy manager of the year as well as having the store of the year in 2011. Dr. Mattison was one of the first pharmacists in Massachusetts to begin immunizing and led the immunization program for Walgreens in Massachusetts. She was also the lead MTM pharmacist for the company in western Massachusetts.

Dr. Mattison is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Community Care, specializing in obesity and weight loss. She is the clinical director of the Community Patient Care Center on campus and has most recently been named Executive Director of Professional Affairs, overseeing experiential education and interprofesional education. Dr. Mattison’s areas of interest include health and wellness, motivational interviewing, interprofessional education, public health, immunizations, and disease prevention. Dr. Mattison engages learners in the classroom teaching Self-Care Therapeutics, Professional Pharmacy Practice lab, an interprofessional elective with other institutions, and a research elective. Additionally, Dr. Mattison is one of the primary preceptors for the Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Walgreens Community Pharmacy Practice Residency program on campus.


Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives, Obesity & weight loss, Type 2 diabetes management, inter-professional education, public health, immunizations

Courses Taught

APhA's Immunizations for Pharmacists
PHAR 615 Professional Pharmacy Practice Lab
PHAR 527 Self-Care Therapeutics
Interprofessional elective
Research elective