Dr. Riddle-Jones is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She knew that medicine was her calling at a young age due to early interactions with the healthcare system and the care of her younger brother. Growing up in Inkster, Michigan, her brother was taken to a community hospital that could not meet her brothers’ emergent medical needs, and he had to be airlifted to a major academic hospital 30 minutes away. She observed the care of children with multiple medical needs from the outpatient clinical setting to the intensive care units by the age of 7. She also observed a severe lack of diversity in the healthcare staff, especially the medical students, residents, and physicians.
Dr. Riddle’s focus and determination provided her with the opportunity to attend and graduate from Cranbrook Kingswood Schools in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University, and her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatric medicine from Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center, where she now teaches residents and medical students. Upon completion of residency, she worked for St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor at the Neighborhood Family Health Center where she was honored to serve a very diverse population of patients, and serve as Clinical Instructor to Internal medicine and Pediatric residents for The University of Michigan.
“Being the medical director for Corktown Health Center is the culmination of everything I have worked to achieve… An ideal healthcare center where everyone is served, equally.”
Her primary clinical and research interests are in healthcare disparities and health literacy in education. She has developed a service-learning course in Community Health for her residents, serves as associate director of the Tri-County Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) which provides free screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for breast, cervical, and colon cancer, is the faculty mentor for various programs including FitKids 360 Detroit, an obesity treatment program for children and families, and serves as a representative on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Department of Internal Medicine.
She is a proud wife, and mother of two. She loves seeing patients in clinic, and her goal is to keep patients out of the hospital by staying on top of their preventative health needs – mind, body and spirit.