- The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford welcomes Dr. Marilyn Griffin. Dr. Griffin brings unique educational experience to her patients as she completed a Triple Board Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. Triple Board programs combine training in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Residents are board eligible in all three specialties at the end of their five year training and are able to practice any of the three specialties alone or in combination.
- Dr. Griffin will serve as a psychiatrist at University Psychiatric Services. She focuses her practice on children and adolescents and specializes in ADHD, depression and anxiety. Experienced in working with children and adolescents, facilitating groups and in clinical research, her goal is to decrease the stigma attached to mental health services by providing culturally competent, evidence-based assessments and treatment. She will also work as a clinical instructor of psychiatry and a pediatrician at University F.W. Shappert Primary Care Clinic at Belvidere. She is interested in collaborative care and incorporating psychiatric services into primary care practices to increase access to treatment and decrease the stigma attached to mental health services. Preventive care is important to her and she provides general pediatric, well-child visits and acute care to her young patients. In addition, she will provide psychiatric services at L.P. Johnson Family Health Center where she will focus her practice on assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental health concerns in the child and adolescent population. Interested in ADHD, depression and anxiety, her goal is to decrease the stigma attached to mental health services by providing culturally competent, evidence-based assessments and treatment.
- A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Dr. Griffin was the recipient of numerous honors, awards and scholarships including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Friends of Children Scholarship; the Rockford Health Careers Foundation Scholarship, and the David Mortimer Olkon Scholarship Award, Outstanding Achievements in Psychiatry. She is a member of the Black Psychiatrists of America, the American Association of Community Psychiatrists, The Association of Women Psychiatrists, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other professional organizations who focus on improving the behavioral health of all individuals.
- Dr. Griffin has given a variety of presentations on topics such as behavioral health and pediatric primary care integration, women's mental health, and improving the quality of healthcare for children. Her involvement with volunteer efforts is extensive.
- The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford is located at 1601 Parkview Avenue and has served the area since 1971 as a regional academic health science center.