Steph Herold, MPH, is a Research Analyst who studies the portrayal of abortion on television and in film as part of the Abortion Onscreen team. Steph has over fifteen years of experience in the reproductive health, rights, and justice fields, and has won several awards, including the Rosie Jimenez Award from the Women’s Medical Fund. Steph has co-authored a dozen peer-reviewed publications and grey literature papers mainly focusing on abortion onscreen, abortion stigma, and self-managed abortion. Steph currently serves on the Board of Directors of All-Options. Her past board tenure includes serving on the Advisory Board of ReproAction, the Board of Directors of the New York Abortion Access Fund, the inaugural 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 her MPH from Columbia University and her BA from Bryn Mawr College.
August 7, 2023
Herold S, Sisson G. ‘I could see myself doing something like that’: US women’s engagement with characters who experience abortion, adoption and surrogacy on Little Fires Everywhere. Culture Health & Sexuality. August 2023; https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2023.2242436.
April 27, 2023
Herold S, Sisson G. “You can’t tell this story without abortion”: television creators on narrative intention and development of abortion stories on their shows. Communication, Culture and Critique. April 2023; https://doi.org/10.1093/ccc/tcad016.
September 21, 2021
Sisson G, Walter N, Herold S, Brooks JJ. Prime-time abortion on Grey's Anatomy: What do US viewers learn from fictional portrayals of abortion on television?. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. September 2021; 1- 10. doi:10.1363/psrh.12183.
June 1, 2021
Woodruff K, Berglas NF, Herold S, Roberts SCM. Disseminating Evidence on Abortion Facilities to Health Departments: A Randomized Study of E-mail Strategies. Health Communications. June 2021; [Epub ahead of print].
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.