Marie Briones-Jones


Senior Health Program Director, IAF

Marie Briones-Jones is the Founding Vice President of IAF’s Culture of Health Equity Network initiative as well as serves IAF’s Senior Health Program Director and co-director of the Kaiser Permanente Burch Minority Leadership Development Program. The KP Burch Program supports the leadership development of minority researchers to sustain connections with policy experts to inform policy development. Together with Barbara Krimgold, she co-directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation design grant for the Foundation’s future programming in human capital and leadership development. Prior to joining IAF, Marie served as deputy director for the Kellogg Health Scholars Program, Kellogg Fellows in Health Policy Research, and the H. Jack Geiger Congressional Health Policy Fellows Program at the Center for Advancing Health.

Previously, she was a senior program associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Health Policy Institute (HPI) playing a key role in launching HPI initiatives. Marie also served as senior manager at AcademyHealth, where she designed and implemented the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship program, the Health Policy Orientation program, and the Cyberseminars in Health Services Research Methods. She was a co-principal investigator as well for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant “Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Health Services Research: Pockets of Progress but a Long Way to Go,” and authored a seminal report on racial/ethnic diversity in health services research with the same title. Additionally, Marie was an associate director at the AcademyHealth-based national program offices of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research and the Picker/Commonwealth Scholars in Patient-Centered Care programs. A graduate of the University of Toronto with a B.S. (Specialized Programme) in Microbiology, Marie also holds an MSHSA degree from the George Washington University.