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Stephanie Morain

Stephanie Morain

Stephanie Morain
Stephanie Morain graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Lafayette College in 2007 with an AB in Biology and History, Government, and Law. She received her MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in 2009 with a concentration in the History and Ethics of Public Health. Her thesis on “A History of Bioethics and Human Rights: Implications for the Development of Public Health Ethics,” supervised by Ronald Bayer, traced the historical trajectory of human rights language and bioethics in public health ethics discourse.

While at Columbia, Stephanie participated in an NIMH-funded research study under the direction of Jo Phelan on mental illness stigma and status processes in interpersonal relations. During her MPH program, she worked for Public Health Solutions, a CDC-funded non-profit, to develop various HIV prevention behavioral interventions directed towards women and at-risk youth. She supplemented this HIV prevention work with additional research for the HIV Law Project, producing an advocacy report released in 2009 entitled “Better Late than Never: HIV Prevention Among Young Women & Girls.” In the fall of 2009, Stephanie entered the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy, where she intends to continue to explore the ethics of public health, with a particular focus on the appropriate role of coercion in law and public policy. Contact: stephaniemorain@gmail.com.