Melissa Robinson

Postdoctoral Research Associate


  • Ph.D., University of Memphis
  • M.S., George Mason University
  • B.S., Birmingham-Southern College

Melissa Robinson, Ph.D., earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Birmingham-Southern College, her master’s degree in Applied Developmental Psychology at George Mason University, and her doctoral degree in School Psychology from the University of Memphis. While at the University of Memphis, she worked at the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities where she was a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) trainee. Melissa completed her pre-doctoral internship at Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, Texas where she helped to provide weekly parent training through the Incredible Years: Autism Spectrum and Language Delays Program for Parents with Preschool Children.

Melissa has experience working with children with autism and their families in both school and clinic settings via parent trainings, interdisciplinary evaluations, and ABA therapy. Her clinical interests include parent training, interdisciplinary assessment cases, and interventions. Her research interests include streamlining the assessment process, validating measures, reading development, and improving access to care. She is excited to join the STAR team.