Mel Nelson, PharmD, CPHQ

Associate Director, Research and Academic Affairs


Mel Nelson

Mel Nelson serves as Associate Director of Research and Academic Affairs for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) after successfully completing a fellowship as PQA's 2016-2017 Executive Fellow. Prior to starting pharmacy school, Mel had an already established background as a quality improvement and compliance expert within the business industry.

Mel completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, where she also served as a research assistant within the College’s Center for Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomic Research. In her dual roles as researcher and student, Mel distinguished herself as a passionate advocate for pharmacy quality improvement and measurement initiatives.

Expertise: Quality improvement, student development, qualitative analytics