Nicole King Cotton, M.D.

Nicole King Cotton, M.D. 

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Clerkship Director

Location: Grady Hospital
Phone: (404) 756-1400


Emory University School of Medicine
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Emory University School of Medicine
General Psychiatry


Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Emory University
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Research Interests

Medical student education in psychiatry

Clinical Interests

Assessment and treatment of pediatric ADHD, Integrated Care

Board Certification

American Board Psychiatry and Neurology
Sub-specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


  • King, Nicole; Reid, Dana; Dingle, Arden D. Psychotropic Medication Use in Child and Adolescent Populations: Making Appropriate Clinical and Ethical Treatment Decisions. Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology News. Volume 18: Number 2, 2013
  • Reid, Dana; King, Nicole; Dingle, Arden D. The Art and Science of Prescribing: Different Perspectives in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology News.  Volume 18: Number 2, 2013
  • Lamis, Dorian; Wilson, Christina; King, Nicole; Kaslow, Nadine. Child Abuse, Social Support, and Social Functioning in African American Children. Journal of Family Violence. Volume 29, Issue 8: November 2014
  • King, Nicole. More Than Just Blues. Public Health Information for Teens. Spring 2014
  • Cotton, N. and Dingle, A. (2018). Pediatric Mental Health Assessment in the Primary Care Setting. In: S. Vinson and E. Vinson, ed., Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers, 1st ed. Springer, pp.47-60

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • ADMSEP CSI Project Development Grant 2019
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Emory Child Psychiatry Department, 2015
  • Diversity Leadership Fellow- American Psychiatric Association, 2009
  • Humanitarian Award- Emory University, 2004