Melanie Berry

Melanie Berry

Research Associate


Dr. Melanie Berry obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. Her area of focus is serving high-risk children and parents, particularly families who are involved with the child welfare system. Currently, Dr. Berry is a research associate at Fisher Stress Neurobiology and Prevention (SNAP) laboratory at the University of Oregon and the Oregon Social Learning Center. Research in the SNAP lab focuses on the impact of early adversity on the brain, the development of targeted interventions to improve outcomes for high-risk children, and translating the results of research into policy relevant communication. At the SNAP lab, Dr. Berry is a core member of the team that has developed the Filming Interaction to Nurture Development (FIND) program, an innovative video coaching program for parents and other caregivers of high-risk children. As a FIND consultant, Dr. Berry provides training and consultation to FIND teams across the country. Connected to her work with FIND, she is also involved with Frontiers of Innovation at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, an initiative to promote positive outcomes for vulnerable children.