Lori DiPrete Brown
Position title: Director, Global Health and Human Ecology, Civil Society and Community Studies, School of Human Ecology
1300 University Ave, 1042 Medical Sciences Center
Madison, WI 53706
UCA Co-Chair Lori DiPrete Brown has spearheaded innovative education and community engagement programs to advance quality of life and equity during her tenure at UW-Madison. Her teaching in both the School of Human Ecology and the School of Medicine and Public Health is informed by 15 years of global health practice in 21 countries, and spans public health, human rights, civil society, community studies, quality improvement and innovation. Her work related to change-making with UCA focuses on advancing sustainability in urban-centered systems within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. She is the Founding Director of UW’s 4W Women and Wellbeing Initiative and also served as an Associate Director of the Global Health Institute from 2010–2022. Her scholarship includes over 40 articles and reports, lectures at universities and conferences around the world, and a textbook entitled Foundations in Global health Practice (Wiley, 2018). DiPrete Brown is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Honduras), and holds degrees from Yale College, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard Divinity School.
Listen to Lori DiPrete Brown’s TEDx Talk “Small Changes are Big” here.
Read her blog “Global Health Reflections” here.