Conference Speaker Biography
Sarah S. Brown
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Sarah Brown is director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, a private and independent initiative organized in 1996 to stimulate and support actions nationwide to reduce adolescent pregnancy. Prior to joining the Campaign, she was a senior study director at the Institute of Medicine, where she completed a major study on unintended pregnancy, resulting in the report, "The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-Being of Children and Families." While at the Institute, she directed other projects on topics related to maternal and child health.
Ms. Brown serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Alan Guttmacher Institute, and is a member of the Early Life and Adolescent Health Policy Working Group of Harvard University. She is on several advisory councils, including Teen People Magazine, the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Institute of Medicine, the Department of Maternal and Child Health at Johns Hopkins University and the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Council of the March of Dimes. Ms. Brown has received numerous awards, including the John MacQueen award for excellence in maternal and child health from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and the Martha May Elliot Award of the American Public Health Association for unusual achievement in the field of maternal and child health.
Ms. Brown holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and the University of North Carolina. She has recently been elected to Delta Omega, the public health honorary society.