Kelli Stidham Hall is the founding director and principal investigator of RISE. Additionally, she serves as principal investigator for numerous Research Core projects, including the Changing Landscape of Georgia's Publicly Funded Reproductive Healthcare, Gestational Age Policies, Confidentiality and Parental Involvement, and Engaging Georgia's Faith Communities for Promoting Reproductive Health. Hall also serves on both the Education and Translation Cores.
Hall is an associate professor in the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health Education and in the School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Family Planning. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, she was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) “BIRCWH” K-12 Scholar and research faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Hall holds a Ph.D. in maternal child health and epidemiology from Columbia University. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in social epidemiology, demography and reproductive health at Princeton University with the NIH Office of Population Research. Hall originally trained as an advanced nurse practitioner and received an M.S. and B.S. in family and community health from the University of Kentucky.