Miriam Labbok, MD
|Professor of the Practice of Public Health
Maternal and Child Health
Director, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI)
Mother/Child Dyad Controversies Blog
REACH NC Research Profile
422C Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7445
Chapel Hill 27599-7445
1970 University of Pennsylvania BA, Human Ecology/Biology
1975 Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine MPH, Public Health
1975 Tulane Medical School MD, Medicine
1981 Johns Hopkins Epidemiology – Post-doctoral Research Training Grant
MHCH 605 Survey Course on Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding Syllabus
MHCH 765 Clinical SUPPORT for BREASTFEEDING
- Global health
- Health policy
- Maternal health
- Minority health
- Public health practice
- Reproductive health
- Women’s health
Translational and operational research – taking theory to action; Interface of mother and child health; breastfeeding; transdisciplinary research; CBPR; infant and young child feeding and care; birth spacing; lactational amenorrhea method; domestic and international MCH/FP evidence-based policy/service improvement.
Director, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute: The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) was established January 2006 and exists to further local, statewide, national, international and global understanding and support for the mother/child dyad as key to the achievement of two inseparable goals: optimal infant and young child feeding and reproductive health.
Bonuck K, Stuebe A, Barnett J, Labbok M, Fletcher J, Bernstein P (2014)
Effect of primary care intervention on breastfeeding duration and intensity.
Am J Pub Health: vol.104(Feb)S1, p.S119-27
Labbok M, Taylor E, Nickel N (2013)
Implementing the ten steps to successful breastfeeding in multiple hospitals serving low-wealth patients in the US: innovative research design and baseline findings.
Intl Breastfeed J: vol.8(1), p.5.
Labbok MH (2013)
Breastfeeding: population-based perspectives.
Pdiatr Clin North Am: vol.60(1),p.11-30.
Labbok MH (2012)
Global baby-friendly hospital initiative monitoring data: update and discussion.
Breastfeed Med: vol.Aug 7,p. 210-22.
Bhutta ZA, Labbok M (2011)
Scaling up breastfeeding in developing countries.Lancet: vol.378(9789),p.378-80.
Declercq E, Labbok MH, Sakala C, O’Hara M. (2009)
The impact of hospital practices on women’s likelihood of fulfilling their intention to exclusively breastfeed..
Am J Pub Health: vol.99(5), p.929-35.