DHA, Central Michigan University; MS, National Louis University; BA, Chicago State University

Research Interests

Motivational factors among African-American students; recruitment and retention of minority students in medical and health professions programs; impact of early intervention and mentorship among minority elementary and high school students; health disparities among minorities


Dr. Melton-Riddle currently serves as a contributing faculty member in the School of Health Sciences. She brings a wealth of experience in healthcare and education and has had the pleasure of working simultaneously in both fields in various settings for more than 10 years. Currently, she is the program manager of a medical assisting and medical billing and coding program and also contracts services as a certified medical assistant at various health fairs and as an independent education consultant/trainer since 2003. Dr. Melton-Riddle has expertise in curriculum and program development, community health, and health education.