Melissa Kottke is founding associate director of RISE and also served as a research core co-director. She is a principal investigator for the Changing Landscape of Georgia's Publicly Funded Reproductive Healthcare study and a co-investigator for the Confidentiality and Parental Involvement study.
Kottke is an associate professor in the Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Family Planning. In addition, she is the director of the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at Emory. Kottke also serves as medical director of the Teen Services Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
Kottke earned an M.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed her OBGYN residency at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine. She also earned an MPH from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in 2009 and an MBA from the Emory University Goizueta School of Business.