Dr. Melissa Oden
Dr. Melissa Oden is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Doctor of Health Education degree. Her work experience ranges from social work in hospital and long term care settings to teaching and public health education and community practice in the non-profit sector to professional development training. She conducts health education workshops that focus on such topics as Women and Stress, Winter Wellness, and the role of Alternative Medicine and Treatments in Public Health. Dr. Oden is the Founder and President of Health Education Resources Network, an Adjunct Professor for several universities, and a Field Instructor for social work and health education students. She is the recipient of the 2012 Texas Public Health Association Jessie A. Yoas Memorial Advocacy Award for continuing the important work of advocating on key public health issues. Dr. Oden lives with her husband of over 10 years, Jerry and their cat, Sam, in Fort Worth, Texas.