Francis Melaragni



Dr. Francis Melaragni, DHSc, MBA, CPCU, CMA, is a Principal Instructor at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. Dr. Melaragni brings over 25 years of senior financial management experience in the technology industry, having played pivotal roles in the success of organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. In addition, his expertise also includes operational improvement. Most recently, he led the financial and operational turnaround of a software company, steering it from near bankruptcy to becoming one of the fastest-growing and most profitable firms in its industry segment.
Dr. Melaragni holds a Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) from MCPHS University, an MBA from Babson College, and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Bentley University.  Additionally, he is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).  
Dr. Melaragni's research contributions include peer-reviewed publications addressing critical issues related to the opioid epidemic, and lean methodology to improve operations . He has presented at national conferences, sharing his insights on the opioid crisis management and public health countermeasures. Key service projects he has spearheaded include training students and community members on how to recognize and respond to opioid overdoses, implementing drug disposal programs, and creating a podcast series that highlights the efforts of frontline heroes.