Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Melisa D. Rowland, M.D.
Division of Global and Community Health
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Melisa D. Rowland, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Division of Global and Community Health of the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research interests pertain to developing, implementing and evaluating, clinically effective family-based interventions for youths presenting with serious emotional and behavioral problems. Dr. Rowland has been integrally involved in the development and evaluation of the MST-Psychiatric and MST-Substance Abuse adaptations and in the transport of these models with clinical fidelity to various settings across the United States and Canada. She has substantial experience helping therapists and providers in community-based settings bring evidence-based practice to children and families experiencing serious emotional, behavioral and substance use problems. Dr. Rowland has co-authored four books, several treatment manuals and numerous peer-reviewed articles.
Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Multisytemic Therapy (MST), Transport of evidence-based practice to community settings for adolescent substance abuse, Serious emotional disturbance and juvenile delinquency.