Lori Diprete Brown

Lori DiPrete Brown

Distinguished Faculty Associate, Civil Society and Community Studies
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Knowledge emerges through invention and reinvention, through the restless, impatient, contriving, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.

– Paulo Friere, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Lori DiPrete Brown, MS, MTS, is a Distinguished Faculty Associate, jointly appointed in Civil Society and Community Studies and the School of Medicine and Public Health. She directs the campus-wide 4W Women and Well-being Initiative, which focuses on improving the lives of women and girls both locally and globally. She also serves as an Associate Director of the UW-Madison Global Health Institute. Lori began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, where she worked with social services for teenage girls. Her subsequent public health practice, teaching, and research have focused on the efforts of governments and civil society organizations to support the well-being of women and children in highly vulnerable situations around the world. DiPrete Brown holds degrees from Yale College, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard Divinity School. Her teaching and service inform her writing and speaking about global health, civil society, and social change. She is the lead author and editor of Foundations for Global Health Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2017) and has written a novel based on her work in Honduras entitled Caminata: A Journey.

See her TEDx Talk on global engagement.