Maternal Mental Health Research Collaborative
Maternal Mental Health Research Collaborative
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MMHRC is a place for moms who have lived experience with a mental illness and who want to engage in research.

Our work is done collaboratively, with a focus on research that can have an immediate and lasting impact on maternal mental health. We accomplish our goals by:

Developing research priorities that are based on the wants, needs and preferences of moms who are part of our community. In collaboration with our partners, we contribute to applied research that addresses what moms have identified as most important to their mental health.

Equipping moms with the information and skills necessary to be active participants in research through easy to understand, accessible online training, tools, and webinars.

Using our research to create tools and training opportunities for moms and providers that directly impact each of these groups ability to meet the needs of their peers and patients experiencing maternal mental illness.

Building a network of moms interested in immediate involvement in funded clinical trials. Moms will be able to easily find and enroll in research projects through our partnerships.

Using effective knowledge translation that focuses on information sharing using common, easy to understand language and terminology. We will also work with moms and providers to develop effective ways to share this vital information using technology.

Working with researchers to assist with participant recruitment, patient advisory panels, information dissemination and strategy.


Our Partner

Meet Our Team

Shannon Hennig, MA
Program Director
Joanne Nicholson, PhD
Research Co-Lead
Shayna Mazel
Research Assistant
Sara Beckel, CLD
Manager, Patient Expert Advisor Program
Yaara Zisman Ilani
Research Consultant