Faculty Expert Profile

Melissa Hladek

  • Assistant Professor

Affiliations

  • School of Nursing

Languages spoken

  • English

Melissa deCardi Hladek researches how self-efficacy, stress, and resilience affect the biology of aging and chronic disease progression. Part of this work was at the National Institutes of Health and involved the use of sweat as a biological data source. Hladek is a family nurse practitioner who has worked with homeless populations, in prison health, rural health, and, for the past eight years, with a primarily Spanish-speaking immigrant community in Washington, D.C.

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