Yvonne  Bronner, ScD, RD

Professor, Department of Behavioral Health Sciences



ScD, Maternal and Child Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1983
Licensed Nutritionist (LD), Washington, D.C., 1989
Fellowship, Maternal Nutrition, March of Dimes, University of North Carolina, 1984
Registered Dietician (RD), American Dietetic Association, 1974
MS, Nutrition and Public Health, Case Western Reserve University, 1970
B.A., Food and Nutrition, University of Akron, 1963

Biosketch, Academic, and Research Activities

As a professor of Maternal and Child Health in the Behavioral Health Science department at Morgan State University (MSU), my research has been focused on community health issues surrounding families, mothers, and their children (i.e. nutrition, obesity, breastfeeding, and family health) and the elimination of health disparities that pervade minority families, mothers, and children. In my research on communities using community based participatory research methods, I have affirmed the old adage that effective interventions and solutions are drawn from appropriately collected and analyzed quantitative and qualitative information.

Selected Publications

Archibald P, Dobson-Sydnor K, Daniels K, Bronner Y. Explaining African-Americans' Depressive Symptoms: a Stress-Distress and Coping Perspective. J Health Psychol. 2012 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print].

Peart T, Velasco Mondragon HE, Rohm-Young D, Bronner Y, Hossain MB. Weight status in US youth: the role of activity, diet, and sedentary behaviors. Am J Health Behav. 2011 Nov;35(6):756-64.

Joubert A, Kidd-Taylor A, Christopher G, Nanda J, Warren R, Lindong I, Bronner Y. Complementary and alternative medical practice: self-care preferred vs. practitioner-based care among patients with asthma. J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Jul;102(7):562-9.

Bronner Y, Auerbach K. Maternal Nutrition During Lactation. In Riordan J, Auerbach K, eds. Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2009.

Johnson CE, Oladeinde FO, Kinyua AM, Michelin R, Makinde JM, Jaiyesimi AA, Mbiti WN, Kamau GN, Kofi-Tsekpo WM, Pramanik S, Williams A, Kennedy A, Bronner Y, Clarke K, Fofonoff P, Nemerson D. Comparative Assessment Of Total Phenolic Content In Selected Medicinal Plants. Niger J Nat Prod Med. 2008;12:40-42.

Bronner, Y, Wolfberg, A.J., Michaels, K.B., Shields, W. O'Campo, P., Bienstock, J. "Dads as Breastfeeding Advocates: Results from a randomized controlled trial of and education intervention." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology: 191 708-12. (2004)

Bronner Y, Hawkins A, Holt M, Hossain B, Rowel R, Sydnor K, Divers S,. Conceptual Models for Nutrition Education to Increase Consumption of Calcium and Dairy Products among African Americans. Symposium: Calcium-Related Chronic Diseases in Ethnic Minorities: Can Dairy Consumption Reduce Health Disparities? J Nutr. 136:1103-1106, April, 2006.