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Melissa Noya, Psy.D.

Adjunct Professor
Department of Human Services
(305) 859-1971


  • Psy.D. Carlos Albizu University

Professional Interests

Melissa Noya, Psy.D. is an Adjunct Professor at NSU's Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice(FCE&SCJ). Dr. Noya received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. She earned her master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida where she specialized in child psychology. Dr. Noya completed her predoctoral internship training at Miami-Dade County Department of Human Services and is currently completing her post-doctoral residency at Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Assessment and Intervention. Dr. Noya’s research and clinical interests include the assessment of ethnic minority children with mood disorders. She actively investigates ways of improving the use of clinical assessment instruments for making better differential diagnoses with regard to bipolar disorder in Hispanic children and adolescents.

Dr. Noya was also the principal investigator on a two-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, designed to examine pediatric bipolar disorder in Hispanic children. In the profession, she is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Florida Psychological Association, and Psi Chi. Dr. Noya is also the recipient of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Future Pioneers of Psychology Award and the Society for Clinical Psychology Distinguished Student Service Award.

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