Melissa Lawson, MD
Dr. Melissa Lawson is a Professor of Child Health at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. She has been practicing adolescent medicine for over twenty years. Dr. Lawson specializes in the care of adolescents from the ages of 10 to 22 years old. In addition to general adolescent care, she has expertise in managing patients with eating disorders, depression and anxiety, contraceptive needs, and menstrual management.
Dr. Lawson received her undergraduate and medical degree from the six-year accelerated program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her residency in pediatrics and her fellowship in adolescent medicine at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Lawson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM). She has been a member of the SAHM Eating Disorder Committee and is a physician Hub team member for the Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders ECHO program in Missouri.
Dr. Lawson and her husband live in Columbia, Missouri, where they experienced the joys and worries of the adolescent years of their two children, who are now in college. In her spare time, Dr. Lawson enjoys camping, working on projects, and participating in various sporting activities.
Dr. Lawson discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.