CGBI: Programs

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) undertakes research in support of breastfeeding, in particular, as well as other aspects of the reproductive health continuum, including the issues of adequate birth spacing and mother/baby-friendly birth practices. In general, we engage in translational, transformational, epidemiological, operational, formative, community-based participatory, health facility and health system-based, and related applied research, depending on the specific need, hypothesis or issue. Much of our work is designed to inform policy and practice to improve public and clinical health systems, to increase equity in support, and to decrease disparities in outcomes.