Mary Mackrain, PhD

Expert Faculty

Mary Mackrain, previously the Director of Maternal and Child Health at EDC, is a national leader in infant and early childhood mental health systems and continuous quality improvement (CQI) methods. She served as an expert adviser to federal, state, community, and program leaders on child and family mental health, resilience, early care and education quality, relational health, and systems change.   

A well-known author, Mackrain has published works on breastfeeding, trauma-informed care, home visitor/family partnerships, resilience, and creating CQI plans. Nationwide, she presents on infant and early childhood mental health consultation and CQI efforts within maternal and child health. 

Mackrain holds a PhD in Early Childhood, Human Development and Child Studies from Oakland University; an MEd in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University; and a Level IV Endorsement in Infant Mental Health Policy through Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.