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School of Community Health & Policy

Yvonne Bronner

Dr. Yvonne Bronner

Professor, School of Community Health & Policy

Office: Portage 206
Phone: 443-885-4035

Yvonne Bronner CV


University of Akron, Akron, OH, BS Food & Nutrition
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, MS Nutrition & PH
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, ScD Maternal Child Health
March of Dimes Fellow, University of North Carolina, Fellow Maternal Nutrition

Dr. Bronner is currently Professor in the Department of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy.

Dr. Bronner has conducted research on how to increase breast feeding among African-American women as well as involving men in the promotion of breast-feeding and family health. More than 150,000 packages of promotional materials developed from this initiative have been distributed and used in programs such as WIC. She conducted one of the first "Breastfeeding Peer Counselor" evaluations. As the Director of the Center for Male and Family Research and Resources, she assessed the quality of care at the nation's first free men's health clinic in Baltimore. She was Director of the MSU Complementary and Alternative Medicine Training Center funded by NIH for more than five years. She has also conducted research on intervention strategies to decrease obesity and how to live healthy lifestyles and has served as the principal investigator of the Nutritional Assessment of Maryland School Children study.

Dr. Bronner is the author of numerous publications including Food Counts in the African American Community: Chart Book 2001. Other research projects: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute project working with inner-city communities on increasing awareness of cardiovascular health; served as Co-Principal Investigator on a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention implemented in African American churches in Baltimore, Maryland. The overall objective of her work is to develop methods to help African American women, men and families conduct self-assessments and make lifestyle choices for achieving and maintaining a "healthy weight". She received the National Honor Society's Outstanding Educator Award and many other awards for educational achievement. Dr. Bronner has served on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (2005), the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality and the DHHS Maternal and Child Health Bureau Review Panel, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) - Food and Nutrition Advisory Board for two terms, and the Board of Editors of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. She currently serves on Chartwell's National Advisory Board and McDonald's Global Advisory Board. Dr Bronner was recently appointed to Baltimore's B'More for Healthy Babies Advisory Board and Dannon's Nutrition Advisory board.


Uzoho I, Baptiste-Roberts K, Animasahun B, Bronner Y. (2023). The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Against Women. International Journal of Social Determinants of Health and Health Services. 53.
Ochapa M, Baptiste-Roberts K, Barrett S, Animasahun B, Bronner Y. (2023). The role of doulas in providing breastfeeding support during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Breastfeeding Journal. 18.
Arowolo T, Animasahun B, Baptiste-Roberts K, Bronner Y. (2023). Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences on Child Health and Well-Being. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. 1-10.
Sheikhattari P, Shaffer E, Barsha RAA, Silver Gillian, Elliott, B, Delgado C, Purviance P, Odero-Marah V, Bronner Y. (2022). Building Capacity for Community-Academia Research Partnerships by Establishing a Physical Infrastructure for Community Engagement: Morgan CARES. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19.
Jambulingam M, Alston M, Hunt A, Thomas D, Bronner Y. (2021). Safe Sleep Practices among African American Caregivers. American Journal of Public Health Research. 9:201-206.
Alston M, Thomas D, Jambulingam M, Hunt A, Grover R, Bronner L, Bronner Y. (2021). Examining the Relationship Between Sleep-Related Infant Deaths and Social Determinants of Health in Urban Communities. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 9.
Alston M, Jambulingam M, Haidary U, Hunt A, Thomas D, Bronner Y. (2021). An Illustrative Review of Positional Asphyxiation in Infants Secured Upright in Car Seats. Journal of Public Health Issues and Practices. 5.
Jambulingam M, Hunt A, Alston M, Thomas D, Bronner Y. (2020). Infant Safe Sleep Interventions in African American Communities. American Journal of Public Health Research. 8:147-153.
Stennett D, Asemota H, Oladeinde F, Wheatley AO, Dilworth L, Simon O, Hohmann C, Bronner Y, Hui D. (2020). Hepatic and Nephrotic Changes Induced by Bitter Yam Biomaterials in Transgenic Mice Model of Hypercholesterolemia. Conference Paper.
Nwogwugwu C, Hossain MB, Bronner Y, Ogbolu Y. (2019). Examining the Health Belief Model Risk Factors on PrEP Use Among African American Women Ages 20-44. Journal of National Black Nurses' Association. 30:18-25.
Hossain MB, Bronner Y, Udo I, Dennis S. (2019). Association between number of sexual partners and utilization of family planning and sexually transmitted infection services by men aged 15–44 in the United States. Journal of Biosocial Science. 52:1-13.
Hossain MB, Bronner Y, Dennis S, Udo I. (2016). Racial Disparities in Unmet Need for Family Planning among Men Ages 15–44 in the United States. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 27.
Udo I, Sharps P, Bronner Y, Hossain MB. (2016). Maternal Intimate Partner Violence: Relationships with Language and Neurological Development of Infants and Toddlers. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 20.
Baptiste-Roberts K, Bronner Y, Nicholson W. (2015). Adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle Following Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Current Nutrition Reports. 4.
Brown SR, Hossain MB, Bronner Y. (2014). African American Male and Female Student Perceptions of Pulvers Body Images: Implications for Obesity, Health Care, and Prevention. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Volume 25.3:1328-1340.


Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Research Collaborative, Coordinating Center (2024-2028)
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Investigator: Y Bronner, PI
Vaccine Acceptance Lies in Unity, Engagement & Education (VALUE) (2021-2024)
Sponsor: Baltimore City Health Department
Investigator: Y Bronner, PI
Community Engagement Research Alliance (CEAL) against COVID-19 Disparities (2021-2024)
Sponsor: NIH (sub-award)
Investigator: Y Bronner, PI
Reducing Cardiovascular Disease among African American students at HBCUs (2022-2024)
Sponsor: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN)
Investigator: Y Bronner, PI
BCHD/LabCorp Pilot Door-to-Door Influenza Immunization Program Evaluation (2020-2021)
Sponsor: Baltimore City Health Department
Investigator: Y Bronner, PI
MCH Family Health Equity Initiative (2021-2024)
Sponsor: Center for Urban Health Equity, Morgan State University
Investigator: Y Bronner, PI; K Baptiste-Roberts, Co-PI
Sleep-Related Infant Deaths among African Americans (2019-2020)
Sponsor: Maryland Department of Health
Investigator: Y Bronner, PI
EMBRACE Grant (2016)
Sponsor: Maryland Department of Health
Investigator: Y Bronner, PI; MB Hossain, Co-PI