June 16, 2008
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Altarum Institute President and CEO Lincoln Smith announced today that Dr. Marvin H. McKinney has been appointed for a three year term to the Institute’s Board of Trustees.
Dr. McKinney is a visiting research fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He also serves as senior consultant to the Family Research Initiative at Michigan State University.
“Marvin brings a powerful voice and perspective to the Board,” said Smith in announcing the appointment. “His experience in early childhood development and the social determinants that shape the health status of our children combined with his first-hand knowledge of the philanthropic community will be invaluable as we explore new research areas and funding vehicles to improve our nation’s health care system.”
Prior to his work at the University of North Carolina, Dr. McKinney was the program director for youth and education programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. He has also served as associate director/community scholar in residence for the Institute for Children, Youth, and Families at Michigan State University where he conducted ethnographic research in the areas of pervasive poverty and conducted an in-depth study of the delivery of early childhood education programs. Earlier in his career, McKinney was a program officer at the C.S. Mott Foundation and a state coordinator for early childhood education with the Michigan Department of Education.
Dr. McKinney received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and completed a Bush Foundation post-doctorate fellowship in child development and public policy at the University of North Carolina.
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Altarum Institute (www.altarum.org) integrates objective research and client-centered consulting skills to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care. A nonprofit serving clients in the public and private sectors, Altarum employs more than 400 individuals and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan with additional offices in the Washington, DC area; Sacramento, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Portland, Maine; and San Antonio, Texas.