Lori DiPrete Brown

Associate Director for Education and Engagement

Education

MSPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MTS, Harvard Divinity School

Departments & Organizations

School of Human Ecology
Global Health Institute

Research Focus

4W Initiative (Women and Well Being in Wisconsin and the World)

Contact

dipretebrown@wisc.edu

Room 1042
Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

608-262-5742

Lori DiPrete Brown focuses her scholarship and practice on global health, particularly the health and well-being of women and children in highly vulnerable situations around the world. She teaches in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies at the School of Human Ecology and is affiliated with the School of Medicine and Public Health.

She is an Associate Director of the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, where she has been an architect of UW-Madison’s global health education programs and has developed and facilitated internships and service-learning programs in local settings and around the world. DiPrete Brown is the lead author and editor of Foundations for Global Health Practice, a text that articulates a broad vision of global health that goes beyond health care systems, to include topics such as human rights, global mental health, water and sanitation, food systems, climate change and urban health. She is also the founding Director of the campus-wide 4W Women and Well-being Initiative, which has catalyzed a range of innovative programs that address gender-based inequality and injustice.

Before joining UW-Madison, DiPrete Brown collaborated with a range of international organizations to develop quality improvement strategies for health and development programs. She continues this work at UW through the QI Leadership Institute, which has trained over 100 leaders from 17 countries. She has collaborated on QI research, capacity building, policy development and evaluation in Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Cameroon, India, Nepal, and Malawi.

DiPrete Brown holds degrees from Yale College, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard Divinity School. Her teaching and service inform writing and speaking about global health, gender equity, civil society, and social change. Her novel entitled Caminata: A Journey, is based on her Peace Corps Service in Honduras, where she lived and worked in an orphanage, providing guidance and social services for teenage girls.

DiPrete Brown is also an affiliate of the UW-Madison African Studies Program and the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program. She serves on the advisory boards of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, the UniverCity Alliance and the Latino Earth Partnership. Listen to Lori DiPrete Brown’s TEDx Talk “Small Changes are Big” here. Read her blog “Global Health Reflections” here.

Lori DiPrete Brown Resume 2019

In the news:

  • DiPrete Brown honored for advancing status of women
  • DiPrete Brown among Brava’s 30 women to watch
  • DiPrete Brown reflects on global health at TedxUWMadison talk “Start Small, Change the World”
  • DiPrete Brown revisits personal journey through novel
  • DiPrete Brown suggests new ways to improve global collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork
  • GHI leaders help introduce women/wellness initiative to philanthropists
  • QI Institute brings together world health leaders to work on everyday challenges
  • UNESCO chair provides international state for global work on gender, well-being and peace
  • Small changes strengthen global health: With new grant, GHI expands African partnerships
  • Third annual Quality Improvement Institute brought international group of fellows, project directors to Madison to foster leadership for change

Please consult the UW Time Table or the Department of Population Health Sciences for more information about the following courses:

PHS 370 Introduction to Public Health: Local to Global Perspectives

PHS 640 Foundations in Global Health Practice

PHS 644 Inter-disciplinary Perspectives on Global Health and Disease

PHS 503 Public Health and Human Rights: The Case of Vulnerable Children

PHS 504 Quality Evaluation and Improvement in Low- Resource Settings

EPS 600 Education for Global Change