Melanie Livet, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Melanie Livet, Ph.D., joined the Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy in September 2016 as research assistant professor. As the CMOPP implementation scientist, she is instrumental in infusing implementation practice and research into the Center projects. Livet has more than 13 years of professional experience in the areas of public health and social sciences, with specialized expertise in the application and testing of implementation science frameworks, capacity building strategies, organizational factors, evaluation methodologies, and digitized implementation support tools.

Livet has contributed to implementation science through a number of applied research and practice projects, including operationalization of the Interactive Systems Framework and Getting To Outcomes model for youth development and public health emergency preparedness; evaluations of implementation feasibility in violence prevention; contributions to the practice and theory of empowerment evaluation; and the development and testing of digitized implementation support tools. Livet authored and co-authored multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals on diverse implementation science and evaluation topics, and has written numerous reports.

Livet previously worked in both private industry and academia, as implementation scientist for the 3C Institute, an R&D firm; associate director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department for Scimetrika, a government contracting organization; and assistant director and senior evaluator for the University of South Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness

Livet, M., McMillen, J., & Yannayon, M. (2015, September). Improving EBI implementation and outcomes through use of Centervention, an affordable technology-based tool. Poster at the 3rd biennial Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) conference. Seattle, WA.


  • Livet, M., Yannayon, M., Upright, J., & McMillen, J. (2015, June). Evidence-based systems innovation support using technology in diverse settings. In L. Zimmerman, Innovations in implementation science: Systems science methods community psychologists use to promote health and well-being in communities. Symposium conducted at the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, Lowell, MA.
  • Livet, M., & Fixsen, A. (2014, November). Exploring content and context: Lessons learned from adapting a technology-based implementation support system from schools to community mental health settings. Virtual presentation at the 7th annual conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation. Bethesda, MY.
  • James, S., Perreras, L., Warnaar, B., & Livet, M. (2014, April). Lessons Learned from Evaluating Technology-based Product in a Small Business Environment: Balancing Rigor and Resources. Oral presentation at the annual conference of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, Absecon, NJ.
  • Phields, M., James, S., Livet, M., Kramer, R., Hirsch, S., Corrigan, B. (2013, October). Evaluating capacity building across the ISF: Results from the first year evaluation of The HIV/AIDS Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Program. Oral presentation at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, DC.
  • Henderson, S., Patterson, J., Corrigan, B., Hawley, L, Livet, M., Stewart, S. L., Fonseka, J., & Seeff, L. (2011, November). Cancer Prevention and Control: A Review of Institute of Medicine Reports related to Cancer Control Plans. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology, University of South Carolina, August 2006.
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, May 1998. 
  • Baccalauréat es Lettres Latin-Anglais (Certificate of Maturity, Type B), Gymnase de Chamblandes, Switzerland, July 1992.