Elizabeth Brownell

Name: Elizabeth Brownell


School Attended While Participating in the Student Fellows Program:  University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Epidemiology


Contact E-mail:  Elizabeth_Brownell@URMC.Rochester.edu       


Areas/Topics of Interest in MCH:  Reproductive epidemiology, breastfeeding and pharmacoepidemiology as related to MCH, fertility and infertility treatment outcomes


Current Research/Area of Study:

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Epidemiology.

Dissertation entitled:  ‘The Effect of Immediate Postpartum Administration of Depo Provera on Breastfeeding Cessation’




2008:  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health

·         Selected from an international pool of applicants to attend the 4th annual Summer Institute in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology


             2007 - :  Society for Epidemiologic Research

·         University of Rochester Student Champion

·         Membership/Nomination Committee co-chair (2009-2010) 


              1997 - :  Lamda Alpha (Anthropology Honor Society)


Current Work:  I am a member Dr. Ann Dozier’s NICHD R-01 Community Partnership for Breastfeeding Promotion and Support’s research team and serve as a graduate research analyst on her project.  We’ve conducted several secondary analyses related to breastfeeding cessation. 


Future Work:  Recruiting ~ 250 women to complete my dissertation survey!!