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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.

Grace Harrington, MPH


MPH, Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation, Boston University

BS, Psychology, Boston College


Grace is originally from the South Shore of Massachusetts and received a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University. During her undergraduate education at Boston College, she took introductory public health classes and completed an internship in rural southern India with a local public health organization. During her MPH program, she focused on community assessment, program design, implementation, and evaluation. Her classes and projects focused on advancing health and racial equity; for her final thesis, she designed a program for pregnant people of color complete with doula support through prenatal care, support groups, and case management.

Grace had the opportunity to intern at the International Institute of New England, serving refugees directly, as well as at Citizens for Juvenile Justice, conducting demographic analyses on discriminatory gang databases and developing the public health statement of support for a Massachusetts house bill. Grace has combined her passion for working directly with marginalized populations with quantitative skills. She also has experience as a data analyst at The Brookings Institution, working on a metanalysis of different education pedagogies for children, and as both a research coordinator and evaluation liaison at Advocates for Human Potential, where she worked on grants related to substance use disorders.

Areas of Interest:

Community-based participatory research
Data analysis and visualization
Reproductive justice
Juvenile justice
Mental health
Health and racial equity

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