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Melissa Wilson is an Executive Officer and Nurse Scientist for the United States Air Force (USAF) Research Laboratory. Dr. Wilson serves as a civilian Executive Officer, advising affairs and performing special projects for the Commander and Vice Director of the USAF 711th Human Performance Wing (711HPW) whose mission is to advance human performance in air, space, and cyberspace through research, education and consultation. Concurrently, she leads research teams in the areas of moral distress in military healthcare providers, acute pain management and technology systems to enhance care to injured military members. Dr. Wilson is a board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN), specializing as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and a certified health ethicist. She is the lead investigator for an adaptation of a moral distress psychometric tool for military healthcare providers and was recently awarded a U.S. patent and has another under review for healthcare technologies.

Dr. Wilson earned her BSN from the University of Cincinnati and completed a Masters of Nursing and a PhD from the University of Missouri.


Melissa Wilson


Executive Officer

United States Air Force


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