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Yvonne L. C. Bronner, Sc.D., R.D., L.D.: Biography

Dr. Yvonne Bronner is director of the public health doctoral program at Morgan State University and former assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Since 1985, she has been a leader in promoting breast-feeding. She served as chair of the research committee for a five-year community-based breast-feeding promotion project in Washington, D.C. Dr. Bronner developed and taught among the nation's first courses in a school of public health that trained practicing physicians, nurses and social workers how to counsel expectant and new mothers on breast-feeding.

Dr. Bronner also lead the team that developed the only set of materials (video, pamphlets and posters) devoted toward encouraging African American males to support breast-feeding. The development of these materials was supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Food and Nutrition Service and more than 75,000 copies have been distributed nationwide. She actively supports the World Health Organization's efforts to increase the number of baby-friendly hospitals, which substitute breast-feeding support programs for free gifts of infant formula. Dr. Bronner earned a doctor of science degree from Johns Hopkins University, a master of science degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Akron. She served as a faculty member at Howard University from 1982 to 1991.

She has been a spokeswoman for the American Dietetics Association, has testified before congressional hearings on various health issues, and has authored numerous papers and research studies.

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