Clinical psychologist Melinda Stolley has been named the associate director of prevention and control for the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. In addition to that role, Stolley will serve as professor of medicine at MCW.
Stolley’s research interests primarily focus on cancer survivorship, with an emphasis on underserved populations. She currently is associate professor of health promotion research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where she codirects the Diet and Behavioral Shared Resource and the National Cancer Institute-funded R25 Cancer Education and Career Development Training Program. She is conducting an NCI-funded study called Moving Forward, a community-based weight loss intervention trial for African American breast cancer survivors on the south side of Chicago.
Stolley earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, with specialization in health psychology, both from Northwestern University. She completed post-doctoral training at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.
“Dr. Stolley is committed to improving the health and wellness of both cancer survivors and those people at risk of developing cancer,” said center director Dr. Ming You. “That commitment, and particularly her emphasis on underserved populations, make her an excellent addition to the MCW Cancer Center, and we look forward to further developing our prevention programs with her expertise.”
Stolley’s appointment is effective March 1, pending Board of Trustees approval.