Molly French, MS

Director of Public Health
Alzheimer's Association

Molly French is the director of public health for the Alzheimer's Association. As the principal investigator of a CDC cooperative agreement, she works closely with national and state partners to advance the Healthy Brain Initiative. She is responsible for cultivating partnerships and providing effective technical assistance to the field on issues such as surveillance, early detection and diagnosis, workforce development, and health promotion. Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, Molly had an active consulting practice that partnered with national nonprofits to change health systems so they work better for older people. As the policy research director for Partnership for Prevention, Molly spearheaded numerous initiatives that educated business and government leaders about disease prevention and health promotion. Her state policy experience includes directing programs for the California Healthcare Association, California Telehealth & Telemedicine Center, and California Primary Care Association. Molly earned her MS in community and regional planning at The University of Texas at Austin and has a BA in international relations from Drake University.


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