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Melissa Cheng

Melissa Cheng, MD, MOH, MHS, FACOEM

Languages spoken: English, Min Nan Chinese, Mandarin Chinese

Clinical Locations

Farmington Health Center

Farmington Urgent Care
801-213-3200

Greenwood Health Center

Greenwood Urgent Care
801-213-9400

Redstone Health Center

Redstone Urgent Care
435-658-9200

Redwood Health Center

Redwood Urgent Care
801-213-9900

South Jordan Health Center

South Jordan Urgent Care
801-213-4500

Sugar House Health Center

Sugar House Urgent Care
801-581-2000

Westridge Health Center

Westridge Urgent Care
801-213-9200
  • 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."

    Board Certification

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine)
    American Board of Preventive Medicine (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."

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine -Primary
    Psychiatry -Adjunct
    Academic Divisions
    Adult Psychiatry
    Board Certification
    American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine)
    American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

    Education history

    Fellowship Addiction Medicine - University of Utah Fellow
    Occupational Health - University of Utah M.O.H.
    Residency Occupational Medicine - University of Utah Resident
    Internal Medicine - University of Utah Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Utah M.D.
    International Health - Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health M.H.S.
    Undergraduate Medical Technology - University of Utah B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Cheng, M, Thiese MS, Wood, EM, Kapellusch, J, Drury, D, Merryweather, A, Hegmann, KT (2019). Relationship between opioid use and pain severity rating in workers with low back pain. . J Occup Environ Med, 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001673.

    Book

    1. ACOEM team (2010). Forearm. Worked to help write the ACOEM Practice Guidelines, is an evidence-based guidelines that is the gold standard in effective treatment of occupational injuries and illness, regarding occupationally related forearm pathology, such as radial tunnel syndrome. . American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Online Journal.
    2. ACOEM team (2010). Worked to help write the ACOEM Practice Guidelines, is an evidence-based guidelines that is the gold standard in effective treatment of occupational injuries and illness, regarding occupationally related hand pathology, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and De Quervain's.  (3rd). American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Online Journal.

    Book Chapter

    1. Cheng M (2010). Elbow. Worked to help write the ACOEM Practice Guidelines, is an evidence-based guidelines that is the gold standard in effective treatment of occupational injuries and illness, regarding occupationally related elbow pathology, such as medial and lateral epicondylitis. . In Dr. Kurt Hegmann (Ed.), Web (3rd edition). American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Online Journal.

    Other

    1. Cheng, Melissa and Phillips, Andrew (2019). "Ladder Safety in the Workplace." A 3-minutes instructional video for employees and employers on how to properly set-up and use a ladder at work to stay safe. .
    2. Cheng, Melissa and Phillips, Andrew (2019). "How to survive an active shooter in the workplace." This is a 7-minute educational video for employers and employees when encountered with an active shooter situation and to facilitate safety culture change at work. .
    3. Cheng M (2014). Evidence-Based Medicine: Determining Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials. AMA Guides Newsletter ((Aug 2014), pp. 3-5). American Medical Association.
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