Amanda Cadran (@amandacadran) is a maternal mental health crisis survivor and patient advocate. She uses her background in teaching, research, and project management to advocate for more patient-centered care in the field of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. After emerging from a debilitating postpartum experience in 2012, Amanda went on to become a trained postpartum care facilitator with her local non-profit, Postpartum Education and Support, leading meetings with moms in crisis and attending to the organization’s support warmline alongside an incredible network of dedicated volunteers. She consults with Postpartum Support International (PSI) and is the chair of the PSI North Carolina chapter’s rural committee and is incredibly proud to be a part of the Maternal Mental Health Research Collaborative (MMHRC) working in research and innovation. Amanda is also the author of the blog Bird in a House, a personal memoir of the strength to be found in our darkest times.
Amanda earned her BA and MA from Lehigh University and her PhD from North Carolina State University.
Job Title: Manager, Research and Innovation
Company: Maternal Mental Health Research Collaborative