Melissa Bray, PhD

Professor, Educational Psychology (Affiliate)

Director, School Psychology Program

Research Overview

My current research interests involve using psychologically based treatments to improve physical health. At InCHIP, I plan to study whether psychological interventions (i.e. video self-modeling, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, and/or emotional written expression) will affect stress hormone production and inhibit tumor growth in patients with malignant melanoma. In the past, my research has focused on interventions for communication disorders, classroom disruptive behavior, and physical health and wellness, especially asthma and cancer.


I received my doctoral degree in School Psychology from the University of Connecticut. I also received a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Southern Connecticut State University. As an undergraduate student, I studied Communication Science at the University of Connecticut.

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Educational Psychology
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3064
Storrs, CT 06269-3064