Annamarie Saarinen is a Humphrey Policy Fellow and the co-founder of the Newborn Coalition, focused on leveraging health information technology (IT), med-tech and biotech to improve outcomes and reduce disparities for infants. She serves in an advisory capacity for multiple states in health IT policy and standards and is recognized for spearheading the federal effort to add congenital heart defects to the universal newborn screening panel in the United States. She also serves on the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, and the March of Dimes Public Affairs Committee. The recipient of the renowned Betty Hubbard Maternal and Child Health Leadership Award, she has co-authored several manuscripts on the importance of technology in advancing early detection and treatment of pediatric illnesses, diseases and disorders. Annamarie has three children, including a daughter diagnosed at 48 hours of age with Critical Congenital Heart Disease.