Melissa Melby, PhD

 Dr. Melby works as an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Delaware.

Special areas of interest include:

– Examines how environmental factors affect human health and development.

– Current research focuses on cultural factors that influence childhood obesity, mother and child health, menopause, metabolism and diet.

– More than a decade spent researching menopause in Japan.  Found a connection between soy and reducing the severity of hot flashes.