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Nancy L. Brown

Nancy L. Brown, PhD

Author at: Teen Health 411

Nancy L. Brown, a developmental psychologist, is a senior research associate at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Research Institute and teaches Adolescent Sexuality and Gender, Culture and HIV in the department of human biology at Stanford University. Her research activities include developing interventions and conducting research related to adolescents, prostate cancer, asthma, and preventions of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV.

Nancy currently coordinates two health information Web sites for preteens ( and teens ( and is completing an evaluation on a Bullying Module for 4th and 5th graders available on the preteen site. She is currently a member of the Materials Review Board for the California Healthy Kids Resource Center, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education for Adolescents and Children, and is a member of the American School Health Association, the American Public Health Association, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), the Society for Research on Adolescence, and the Society for Adolescent Medicine.

Nancy is the mother of two daughters, ages 11 and 14. They live with a dog, cat, and hamster and love ballroom dancing, gardening, baking bread, watching birds and riding their bikes.