Gary Melton, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe

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Graduate Schools :
  • MA, Boston University (1975)
  • PhD, Boston University (1978)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Virginia (VA) (1973)
Department: Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe

Recognition & Awards

  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who, (2019)
    top 5% of Who's Who listees; second year in a row.
  • Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who, (2018)
    annually since 1996 (at least until 2019)
  • Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest, American Psychological Association, (2014)
    APA gives approximately 20 distinguished contributions awards each year; Dr. Melton is the only person in the 100-yr history of the organization to receive four such awards


  • Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Professor (2012)
    Colorado School of Public Health,
    Community and Behavioral Health
  • Adjoint Professor (2014)
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs


  • Melton GB. Milt Shore: editor and advocate. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2014 Nov;84(6):609-10. PubMed PMID: 25545427
  • Barbarin O, Melton GB. Editing on the edge in Denver, New Orleans, and Williamston-and soon in Dallas and Lincoln, too. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2014 Nov;84(6):607-8. PubMed PMID: 25545426
  • Melton GB. Hospitality: transformative service to children, families, and communities. Am Psychol. 2014 Nov;69(8):761-9. PubMed PMID: 25486150

Professional Memberships

  • American Professional Society on Child Abuse and Neglect, Member, Policy Work Group on Mandated Reporting and Differential Reporting
  • International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Member
  • American Psychological Association (plus Divisions 27, 37, & 41 and Sec. on Child Maltreatment), Fellow
  • Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice, Fellow; Journal Senior Editor
Public Speaking
Issues in child and family policy; community care for children and families

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MA, Boston University (1975)
  • PhD, Boston University (1978)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Virginia (VA) (1973)
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Department: Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe