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2023 PCORI Annual Meeting Headshot of Adrienne Marks Griffen

Adrienne Marks Griffen, MPP, is the executive director of the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA), a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the mental health of mothers and childbearing people in the United States with a focus on national policy and health equity.

MMHLA advocates for improved maternal mental health care and serves as a clearinghouse of information related to maternal mental health. MMHLA's advocacy efforts have led to almost $200 million in federal funding for maternal mental health programs at the national and state levels.

Marks Griffen also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Marce Society of North America and the Mental Health Liaison Group. She also founded Postpartum Support Virginia, which she led for 10 years (2009-2019), building a statewide network of support groups and maternal mental health coalitions which have helped thousands of new mothers. She graduated from the US Naval Academy and has a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and three young adult children.

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