Focus: CHEER Direction.

Previous/Other Current Work: Director of Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices (CHAMPS); Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. She was previous Director of The Breastfeeding Center at Boston Medical Center; Consultant to numerous Native American tribes via the Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center, and former consultant to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service; Editor in Chief of the Journal of Human Lactation. She currently consults for the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

Fun Fact: Owns a pit bull and raises chickens and ducks at home.

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