Melissa K Ricks

Senior Research Aide

Melissa Ricks is a senior research aide for the Prospective Study of Infant Development (PSID) project. She began working at the Center for Child and Family Policy in October 2009, initially as a research aide for the Fast Track project before becoming an research aide for PSID in January 2010.

While initially intending to pursue a vocation in law, Ricks’ career goals changed after volunteering as a reading partner with children who struggled with learning and reading disabilities at Estes Hills Elementary School. This spurred a desire to pursue a career path that would allow her to combine her interest in utilizing policy implementation in an effort to improve the wellbeing of at-risk children.

Ricks was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Melissa K Ricks

Melissa K Ricks
Office: Erwin Square Mill Building, Bay C, Room 202D
Phone: (919) 613-4571
E-mail:  send me a message

Mailing Address:
Duke Box 90539, Durham, NC 27708-0539