Miriam Labbok, MD

Professor of the Practice of Public Health 
Maternal and Child Health
Director 
Director, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
Miriam Labbok’s website
Curriculum Vitae
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) 
Mother/Child Dyad Controversies Blog
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
Office
422C Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7445
Chapel Hill 27599-7445
USA
T: 919-966-0928
F: 919-966-0458labbok@unc.edu

Education

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


Teaching

MHCH 605  Survey Course on Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding  Syllabus

MHCH 765  Clinical SUPPORT for BREASTFEEDING


 Research Interests

  • Breastfeeding
  • Global health
  • Health policy
  • Maternal health
  • Minority health
  • Nutrition
  • Public health practice
  • Reproductive health
  • Women’s health

Research Activities

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.


Staff/Administrative Responsibilities

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.


Key Publications

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.