Melannie Pate, Ph.D., M.S., Lecturer

PateMelannie Pate earned her M.S. in Applied Gerontology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Ph.D. in Health Services Research from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.  She was the program and services director for Alzheimer’s North Carolina, a non-profit organization serving North Carolina, for five years prior to joining the faculty. She has taught the courses; Research Methods in Public Health, Evaluation Methods, Health and Aging, Introduction to Gerontology, and Grant Writing.  She is a professional member of the Gerontological Society of America.

Dr. Pate’s research interests center on the older adult population, specifically cognitive decline and disorders.  Other research interests of hers are the intersection of trauma and homelessness among older adults and qualitative research.