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Melissa Lundquist

Associate Professor, BSW Program Director

  • Education
  • PhD, University of Minnesota

    MSW, Fordham University School of Social Work, NY

    BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, MN

  • Expertise
  • Oncology social work

    Family resilience

    Grief and loss

    Hospice and palliative care

    Health care policy

    Family studies

Over the years, Melissa's passion, practice, and scholarship have focused on strengthening families living with cancer. As a social work educator, She strives to combine real-world practice experience with social work knowledge, values, and skills in the classroom to prepare students to practice competence and compassion in any setting.

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Expanding Study Abroad Opportunities, June 2018. Dr. Melissa Lundquist travels to Botswana and South Africa for new study abroad opportunities for social work majors

UST Faculty Research Grant Award, March 2018. Dr. Melissa Lundquist receives award to fund historical research project about the original “war” on cancer by examining experiences from the Women’s Field Army


Lundquist M. & Husebo, S. (2019) Grief as both barrier and catalyst in our scholarly work. Journal of Social Work in End-of Life and Palliative Care. DOI: 10.1080/15524256.2019.1635067 Lundquist, M. (2018). The role of women in cancer control and care. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 33(3): 317-330. Lundquist, M. (2017). Fathers facing advanced cancer: An exploratory study. Journal of Social Work in End-of Life and Palliative Care, 13(4): 266-283.

Lundquist, M. & Bowman, T. (2014) Cancer Care Transitions: From Curative to Palliative: Ill Parents and Children. Paper presented at the Minnesota Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Annual Conference, February, 2014, Minneapolis, MN.

Lundquist, M. (2012) End of Life Care Policy: Partisanship, Politics, Policy, and the Role of Social Work. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Association of Oncology Social Work, June, 1,2012, Boston, MA.

See curriculum vitae for full listing of publications, presentations, practice experience, and professional engagement