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Melissa Holt

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Comprehensive Cancer Support Program
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry


Melissa Holt, DNP, PMHNP-BC, MSW, is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a unique focus of intersecting psychiatric care with oncology. Prior to joining CCSP, she worked as a nurse practitioner in a private psychiatric practice, an oncology nurse navigator, an inpatient oncology nurse, a hospice and home health social worker, and an inpatient oncology social worker.

She has always had a passion for working with people with cancer and focusing on their psychosocial needs. She has a special interest in anxiety and mood disorders and how critical illness impacts the treatment and care of these patients. Her role with CCSP is to provide psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy for the patients receiving care at UNC Cancer Hospital.


Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012

Master of Social Work, The Ohio State University, 1993

Bachelor of Arts, The Ohio State University, 1991

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