Dr. Stacie Geller has been a local, national, and international leader in addressing maternal health for over 25 years. She has extensive experience working in maternal health focused on factors associated with maternal morbidity and mortality. She was the Principal Investigator of a CDC/Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPH) cooperative agreement “Investigation of factors associated with maternal mortality” where she developed an innovative model for early identification of high-risk pregnant women. Using this model, Dr. Geller has done extensive work in IL to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. Her work has been adopted by the CDC and ACOG and recommended as a best practice for in-depth hospital review across the U.S. Dr. Geller has worked with IDPH to develop the MM and SMM review processes and committees. She is a founding member of both of the state’s MMRCs and co-chairs the SMM review committee. Dr. Geller is involved in a number of policy and program initiatives to improve maternal health care. Currently, Dr. Geller is the Co-PI of a PCORI grant to address the disparities in prenatal and postpartum care for Black women in Chicago. Dr. Geller’s work in maternal health extends to global circles as well.