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Bonnie Braun

Bonnie Braun

Professor Emerita, Family Science



Areas of Interest


PhD, Family Consumer Sciences Education

University of Missouri

Family Economics Resource Management Community Education Award, American Association of Family and Consumer Science for Smart Choice Health Insurance

Served as the first Herschel S. Horowitz Center of Health Literacy Endowed Chair and Director

Author of over 100 articles and seven family and consumer science teaching curricula

Speaker at over 200 local, state, national and international conferences

Director and Co-director of grants and contracts totaling more than $15M

Co-Director, Maryland Family Policy Impact Seminar

Past Chair, Maryland Rural Council

Past President, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and former Public Policy Committee Chair

Past-chair, Family Policy Section, National Council on Family Relations

National 4-H Annie E. Casey Foundation Distinguished Lecturer

George F. Kramer Practitioner of Year

Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar Mentor

Murial Sloan Communitarian Aware, Ruth O’Brien Research Award

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Visiting Scholar

USDA Honor Award for Nutrition Education for Diverse Audiences

Farm Foundation Outstanding Public Policy Issues Education

Charter Inductee, International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame

Distinguished Alumni, University of Central Missouri

W.K. Kellogg National Leadership Fellow

Rodgers, M. & Braun, B. (June, 2015). Strategic directions for extension health and wellness programs. Journal of Extension. 53(3).  

Inwood, S., Braun, B., Knudson, A., Parker, J., Parsons, B. (April, 2015). Farmers and health care reform: A challenge and opportunity for Extension. Journal of Extension. 53(2).

Aldoory, L., Braun, B., Maring, E.F., Dugal, M., & Briones, R. (March, 2015). Empowerment in the process of health messaging for rural, low-income mothers:  An exploratory message design project. Women & Health. 55(3). 297-313.

Ginter, A. & Braun, B. (2014). Female breast cancer patients' needs and resources: Implications for patients without partners and health care professionals. Journal of Women’s Health Issues and Care. 3(3). 1-9.

Ginter, A. and Braun, B. (2014). Single mothers with breast cancer:  Relationships with their children. In S. L. Blair and J.H. McCormick (Eds). Contemporary perspectives in family research.  United Kingdom:  Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 163-182.

Brown, V. & Braun, B. (2013). An intersection of opportunity:  Extension family & consumer sciences and public health. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. 105(4). Feature article.

Kim, J., Braun, B. & Williams, A.D. (2013, September). Understanding health insurance literacy:  A literature review.  Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 42, 3-13. 

Lie, D., Carter-Pokras, O., Braun, B., & Coleman C. (2012, October). What do health literacy and cultural competence have in common? Calling for a collaborative pedagogy. Journal of Health Communications International Perspectives, 17(3), 13-22. 

Dolan, E.M., Seiling, S.B., Braun, B., & Katras, M.J. (2012). Having their say: Rural mothers talk  about welfare. Poverty and Public Policy, 4, 1-18.