Alison Stuebe, MD

Associate Professor Department of Maternal and Child Health
Distinguished Scholar in Infant and Young Child Feeding Department of Maternal and Child Health
Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

T:(919) 966-1601

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

3010 Old Clinic Building

CB #7516

Chapel Hill 27599


Dr. Stuebe is a distinguished scholar in infant and young child feeding in the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is also a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist and associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine.

Dr. Stuebe's research focuses on the health of mothers and infants in the first year of life, with an emphasis on the intersection of infant feeding and perinatal mood. She currently leads the Mood, Mother and Infant study, an NIH-funded longitudinal study of the role of oxytocin and HPA axis dysregulation in postpartum depression and insecure attachment. She is also PI of the Care4Moms study, a mixed-methods project to develop new models for postpartum care for mothers of medically fragile infants. 

Dr. Stuebe's primary research informs development of policies and committee opinions for national organizations. She is a member of the board of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and she serves on the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Expert Working Groups on Breastfeeding and on Maternal Mental Health. 

In the clinical arena, she is a board-certified Maternal Fetal Medicine physician and Medical Director of Lactation Services for UNC Health Care, leading an interdisciplinary team and directing the Breastfeeding Medicine Consult Service. She teaches in the Mary Rose Tully Lactation Training Initiative and presents at conferences internationally and throughout the US.

Honors and Awards

Award of Research Excellence
2016, Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Jefferson Pilot Faculty Scholar
2013, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine

Key Publications

A Cluster Randomized Trial of Tailored Breastfeeding Support for Women with Gestational Diabetes. Stuebe AM, Bonuck K, Adatorwovor R, Schwartz TA, Berry DC (2016). Breastfeeding Medicine, 11(12), 504-13.

Postpartum Mental Health and Breastfeeding Practices: An Analysis Using the 2010-2011 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Wouk K, Stuebe AM, Meltzer-Brody S (2016). Maternal and Child Health Journal, Epub(Jul 22).

Postpartum Health Services Requested by Mothers with Newborns Receiving Intensive Care. Verbiest S, McClain E, Stuebe A, Menard MK (2016). Maternal and Child Health Journal, Epub(Jun 29).

Association of Etonogestrel-Releasing Contraceptive Implant with Reduced Weight Gain in an Exclusively Breastfed Infant: Report and Literature Review. Stuebe AM, Bryant AG, Lewis R, Muddana A (2016). Breastfeeding Medicine, 11(5), 203-6.

Parity and Components of the Metabolic Syndrome Among US Hispanic/Latina Women: Results From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. Vladutiu CJ, Siega-Riz AM, Sotres-Alvarez D, Stuebe AM, Ni A, Tabb KM, Gallo LC, Potter JE, Heiss G (2016). Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, 9(1), S62-9.


MSc, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA, 2008

Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA, 2008

Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA, 2005

2001, Medicine, Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis MO, 2001

BS, Biology, Duke University, Durham NC, 1995