Bonnie Braun


Bonnie Braun
Professor
Expertise: Health Literacy, Health Insurance Literacy, Rural Families, Evaluation
Office Location: Off Campus - 301-335-4335
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Bonnie Braun
bbraun@umd.edu
University of Maryland School of Public Health
Family Science
1142 School of Public Health
4200 Valley Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 301 405-3581
Phone (alt): 301 335-4335
Fax: 301 314-9161

In the fall of 2013, I retired from full-time employment with the University of Maryland Extension as a State Specialist for Family Policy. My appointment was in the Department of Family Science in the School of Public Health where I remain as a Professor Emerita. I continue to work as a consultant for UME to co-lead the award winning Health Insurance Literacy Initiative and to contribute to the Healthy Living Initiative.  I serve on the Planning Committee for the 2017 National Health Outreach Conference.

While at the University of Maryland, I was the Maryland lead researcher for Rural Families Speak, a 17-state, multidisciplinary, longitudinal study of the health and economic well-being of rural, low-income families.  The study continues.  I served four years as the Founding Director and Endowed Chair of the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy.

I am now serving as the Project Manager for a multi-year funded project to launch a partnership between the nationwide Cooperative Extension System and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to co-create a culture of health.  I also serve on a State of Maryland rural health study with the School of Public Health and a multi-state research study of the health, health care and health insurance of fam and ranch families.