Steph Herold, MPH, is a Research Analyst who conducts qualitative research on the portrayal of abortion on television and in film. Steph has twelve years of experience in the reproductive health, rights, and justice field, including co-founding the Sea Change Program, the first non-profit to focus entirely on reducing abortion stigma. Steph has expertise in multidisciplinary research design and implementation, has co-authored numerous grey literature papers on stigma and sexuality, including on media coverage of abortion, youth sexuality stigma, addressing stigma through service delivery, and evaluations of abortion stigma interventions. Steph currently serves on the Board of Directors of All-Options. Her past board services includes being on the Advisory Board of ReproAction, the Board of Directors of the New York Abortion Access Fund, the Steering Committee of the International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma, and the Board of Directors of ACCESS: Women’s Health Justice. Steph earned a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University and her BA from Bryn Mawr College.
December 7, 2020
Herold S, Sisson G, Renee Bracey Sherman. “I can’t believe your mixed ass wasn’t on the pill!”: race and abortion on American scripted television, 2008-2019. Feminist Media Studies. December 2020; DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2020.1856908.
September 6, 2020
Herold S, Sisson G. Abortion on American television: An update on recent portrayals, 2015-2019. Contraception. September 2020; 102(6):421-423.
February 18, 2020
Woodruff K, Schroeder R, Herold S, Roberts SCM, Berglas NF. Experiences of harassment and empowerment after sharing personal abortion stories publicly. Contraception: X. February 2020; 20:100021.
July 22, 2019
Herold S, Sisson G. Hangers, Potions, and Pills: Abortion Procedures on American Television, 2008 to 2018. Women's Health Issues. July 2019; 29(6):499-505.