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Faculty, staff, and National Facilitators at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center represent a multi-disciplinary team of change agents, early child development educators, psychologists, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and other early child development and behavior experts, professional development trainers, project directors, program evaluators, statisticians, community engagement professionals, and more. Similarly, our Touchpoints Training sites hail from 33 states and over 100 communities, from urban to rural, and everything in between.

Jillian Brashear, MPH


MPH, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Maternal Child Health, Boston University

BS, Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology


Originally from Marietta, GA, Jillian moved to Boston to pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at Boston University. Through her undergraduate education, she took courses in health and society that introduced her to the field of public health. She decided it was an area she wanted to continue her education in. During her MPH program, she focused on epidemiology/biostatistics and developed a passion for maternal child health. Jillian combined this passion with her quantitative skills in research projects on disparities in breastfeeding durations, postpartum depression, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Additionally, she had the opportunity to be a Health Equity Initiatives Fellow at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, where she gained further insight to working at a nonprofit and defining measures of success for health equity programming.

Areas of Interest:

Social determinants of health
Reproductive justice
Data visualization
Community-based participatory research
Home visiting programs

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