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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.

Eurnestine Brown, PhD

Program Director, Director of Relational Equity and Belonging; Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Access, Division of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; Senior Strategic Advisor on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Anti-Racism, Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center, Boston Children's Hospital


Team: Communications, Development, and Outreach, Professional Development, Research and Evaluation


Dr. Brown brings a wealth of experience to her roles as Program Director and the first Director of Relational Equity and Belonging at BTC and as the Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Access in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. She leads our efforts to become an anti-racist and inclusive Center/Division that promotes sustainable excellence by creating an organizational culture that is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

As a developmental psychologist with 25+ years of experience, she is dedicated to improving the lives of birthing people, families, infants, toddlers, and children — especially those who are racially and historically marginalized. She moderates BTC’s Parenting While Black, Family-to-Family Real Talk Series. She has extensive experience in research design, implementation, analysis, and evaluation, and all aspects of data collection, observation, and coding with infants, children, and families. She has consulted for nonprofit agencies, school districts, and child and adolescent clinics across the United States. She is a former Early Head Start/Head Start Program Director. She is the co-editor of African-American Women: An Ecological Perspective and has published papers in journals such as Developmental Psychology and Development and Psychopathology. Dr. Brown is a Board Member for Infant Massage USA.

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