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Stephanie Herold

I conduct mixed methods research on the portrayal of abortion on television and in film at ANSIRH. I have 17 years of experience in the reproductive health, rights, and justice field, including co-founding the Sea Change Program, the first non-profit to focus entirely on reducing abortion stigma. I have expertise in multidisciplinary research design and implementation, have co-authored numerous peer-reviewed and grey literature papers, including on abortion onscreen, self-managed abortion, media coverage of abortion, youth sexuality stigma, addressing stigma through service delivery, and evaluations of abortion stigma interventions. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of All-Options, and have served on the Advisory Board of ReproAction, the New York Abortion Access Fund, the Steering Committee of the International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma, and the Board of Directors of ACCESS: Women’s Health Justice. Steph earned a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University and her BA from Bryn Mawr College.


  • –present
    Data Analyst, University of California, San Francisco


  • 2013 
    Columbia University, MPH