As Director of the Newborn Service Team, I am thrilled to be able to concentrate on improving the care our newborns receive at Women and Infants' Hospital. For me, this means applying epidemiological and statistical analysis to the growing body of evidence-based literature for the newborn, and bringing the identified best practices to our current policies. Then as a medical educator, I enjoy developing curriculum to support the dissemination of this knowledge to the pediatric residents and medical students who learn with me each week in the Newborn Nursery.
My major research interests are medical education, breastfeeding, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), survey methodology, and public health. Currently I am working on projects related to: 1)the utilization of educational DVD's to support literacy development and behavioral skills to manage stress with new parents, 2) delayed cord clamping and myelination as they relate to development, and 3) a multicentered RCT comparing morphine vs. methadone in the treatment of NAS.