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Marjorie Innocent, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Health Programs
As senior director of health programs, Dr. Marjorie Innocent leads the development and management of the NAACP’s program and policy agenda to advance equitable solutions to health disparities for African Americans. She also collaborates with internal and external colleagues to advance public discourse about the intersection of health and other social issues impacting people of color, including education, economic development, and criminal justice.

As a health policy professional, Dr. Innocent has served as vice president of research and programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. in Washington, DC; evaluation specialist in the Department of Shared Accountability at Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, MD; research associate at the Center for Applied Research and Technical Assistance Inc. in Baltimore, MD; and director of the Maryland School-Based Health Center Initiative at the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Innocent earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French Literature from Columbia College in New York, NY. She has published numerous articles and writings covering various health and education-related topics. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, she is fluent in French and Haitian Creole and has working knowledge of Spanish.
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