Alicia Melnick

  • Field Education Coordinator and Lecturer

Alicia Melnick earned an MSW and a certificate in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 and a BA in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Theater from Mount Union College in 2006. During her time at Pitt she was a fellow in the second graduating cohort of the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education.

Prior to working at the University of Pittsburgh she was the Social Work Supervisor at UPMC Passavant Hospital. While at UPMC Passavant in addition to her management responsibilities she also worked clinically in the ICU setting and helped to develop an internal Crisis Incident and Stress Management (CISM) team. Prior to that position she worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker with Western Psychiatrist Institute and Clinic of UPMC on the Integrated Health and Aging Unit. Ms. Melnick has served as a Field Instructor for the School of Social Work since 2012.  Ms. Melnick holds a clinical social work license in Pennsylvania.

Ms. Melnick is the Program Administrator for the Community Engagement Fellowship and Field Coordinator for the Expect Respect Fellowship. She works with students who from the both DP and COSA track.

Research Interests

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatric Mental Health
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Substance Use

Areas of Expertise