Halia Melnyk

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Halia Melnyk


433 1st Avenue
6th floor
New York, NY 10013
United States

Halia Melnyk's additional information

Halia Melnyk is an Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing trainee in her 4th year of the program.  Her research interest is the use of systems approaches to examine factors influencing health and work-related outcomes in working women with breast cancer.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Hunter College, CUNY, and a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University. Her clinical background prior to that was in medical-surgical bedside nursing, critical care nursing in the recovery room at Bellevue Hospital, and nursing education.  After receiving her MPH, she spent two years in Ukraine as a Peace Corps volunteer, which related to participation in a USAID initiative to help local hospitals form western partnerships in the aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Upon her return to the US she worked as a clinical trial nurse in diabetes research (NYU School of Medicine) for eleven years.  More recently she undertook various roles at NYU Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) as a Research Subject Advocate. She acted as a liaison with the Institutional Review Board in efforts to streamline research study safety review processes, boost recruitment initiatives, and foster national program efforts to establish common metrics and best practices within NYU and across the CTSI network. These roles led to her taking a position as Nursing Research Program Coordinator for multiple departmental research initiatives and her subsequent interest in pursuing a nursing PhD.


Melnyk, H., Rosenfeld, P., Glassman, K., (2017) “Participating in a Multisite Study Exploring Operational Failures Encountered by Frontline Nurses:  Lessons Learned” Journal of Nursing Administration.

BSN, Nursing, Hunter College CUNY
MPH, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University
Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Yeshiva University / Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Women's health
Research methods

Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS
Academy of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)

Directory Profile Honors Awards

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Training scholarship award (2018)
Academy Health / IRGNI conference scholarship award (2018)