Steph Herold, MPH

Research Analyst, ANSIRH

Ms. Herold conducts qualitative research on the portrayal of abortion on television and in film and partners with ANSIRH researchers to leverage their work for various audiences beyond academia. 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 Advisory Board of ReproAction, and has served on 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. 

Areas of interest:

  • Reproductive health, rights and justice
  • Abortion access and stigma


  • Columbia University, Masters of Public Health
  • Bryn Mawr College, Bachelor of Arts