PhD, Public Health (Epidemiology), Georgia State University
MPH, Epidemiology, Georgia State University
BA, Sociology, Berry College
Dr. Osborne’s research is in the area of pediatric violence and injury research and prevention, particularly child maltreatment and firearm access and injury in the pediatric population. The overarching goal of her research is to better inform prevention strategies that help keep children and adolescents safe and healthy at home. Most recently her work has examined risk patterns among adolescent firearm suicides using surveillance data, and assessed in-home firearm availability among children at-risk for maltreatment.
1. Osborne, M.C., Self-Brown, S., Culbreth, R.E., Lai, B.S., & Gilmore, A.K. (2021). Adolescent firearm suicide risk patterns: A latent class analysis using U.S. National Violent Death Reporting System Surveillance Data, 2007-2017. Children and Youth Services Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106101.
2. Self-Brown, S., Osborne, M.C., Lee, N., Perry, E.W., & Kinnish, K. (2021). Exploring the impact of trauma history on the mental health presentations of youth who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. Behavioral Medicine, doi: 10.1080/08964289.2020.1865255
3. Lee, N., Osborne, M., Massetti, G., Watson, A., & Self-Brown, S. (in press). Associations among age of first experience of violence, type of victimization, polyvictimization, and mental distress in Nigerian females. Violence Against Women.
4. Schillie, S., Wester, C., Osborne, M., Wesolowski, L., Ryerson, A.B, (2020, April 10). CDC recommendations for hepatitis C screening among adults – United States, 2020. MMWR Recommendations and Reports, 69(2), 1-17. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.rr6902a1.
5. Whitaker, D.J., Self-Brown, S., Hayat, M., Osborne, M., Weeks, E., Reidy, D., & Lyons, M (2020). Effect of the SafeCare® intervention on parenting outcomes among parents in child welfare systems: A cluster randomized trial. Preventive Medicine, 138, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106167
Additional publications listed at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Melissa_Osborne2/publications
1. Boyd Jr., C., Files, A., Jones, J., & Osborne, M. (February 2021). Innovative Approaches to Engaging Black Fathers in Home Visiting. Panel presentation at the Start Early National Home Visiting Summit. Virtual Conference.
2. Osborne, M.C., Self-Brown, S., Culbreth, R.E., Lai, B.S., & Gilmore, A.K. (September 2020) Adolescent firearm suicide risk patterns: A latent class analysis using surveillance data from the U.S. National Violent Death Reporting System, 2007-2017. Paper accepted to the Firearm Safety among Children and Teens (FACTS) Symposium, Ann Arbor, Michigan (held virtually).
3. Osborne, M., Nelson, N., & Thompson, W. (November 2019) Factors associated with hepatitis C testing in young adults aged 18-29 years in the United States, 2017. Paper presented at the 147th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
4. Osborne, M., Boyd Jr., Clinton, Self-Brown, S. (May 2018) A mixed-methods feasibility study of an adapted evidence-based parenting program for fathers: Impacts on fathers’ child maltreatment behaviors and involvement. Paper presented at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
5. Lai, B.S., Osborne, M., Piscitello, J., Self-Brown, S., & Kelley, M.L. (April 2018) The relationship between social support and posttraumatic stress symptoms among youth exposed to a natural disaster. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
American Public Health Association New Investigator Award, 2019 ($7500)
Lewis College Non-Tenure Track Intramural Grant Award, 2020 ($6565)
Society for Epidemiologic Research
American Public Health Association
Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science
International Society for Research on Aggression
Awards and Honors
Delta Omega Honors Society
GSU Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence Travel Award