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Melissa Cheng, M.D., M.O.H., M.H.S., FACOEM

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Min Nan Chinese

Academic Information

Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical), Psychiatry - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Adult Psychiatry, Occupational and Environmental Health

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine)
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

Research Interests

  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Accidents, Occupational
  • Occupational Medicine

Dr. Melissa Cheng joined the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health after her completion of residency in 2011. She graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2008. She also has a Master of Health Science in International Health with an emphasis on complex humanitarian emergencies from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2003 and Master of Occupational Health from the University of Utah in 2010. Dr. Cheng is the medical director for the University of Utah Occupational Medicine Clinic, which consists of three clinics in the Wasatch Front and she maintains a full spectrum occupational medicine practice. She also consults with major businesses and organizations like Biofire, Union Pacific Railroad and US Customs Border Patrol regarding occupational safety and health. Her educational teaching interests include teaching residents and graduate students in occupational and environmental health and health professionals about SBIRT, a universal screening program for substance use disorder. She was the program director for the University of Utah SBIRT training program and is the founder and director for the Utah SBIRT program. Her research interests includes evaluating the effectiveness of opioid use within the workers compensation system. She has given both local and national presentations on "opioids in the workplace."

Education History

Fellowship University of Utah
Addiction Medicine
Graduate Training University of Utah
Occupational Health
Residency University of Utah
Occupational Medicine
Internship University of Utah
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of Utah
Graduate Training Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
International Health
Undergraduate University of Utah
Medical Technology