Brooke Gilliam

Social Clinical Research Specialist
Department of Maternal and Child Health (Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute)


Brooke Gilliam is a Clinical Research Specialist with the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, housed within the department of Maternal and Child Health. At CGBI Brooke serves as a Breastfeeding Specialist for EMPower Best Practices, a hospital-based quality improvement initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The project focuses it's aim on improving maternity care practices supportive of optimal infant nutrition through skill training and technical assistance. 

Brooke is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, with more than 10 years of combined maternity nursing experience in the field of public health, community health, and hospital care. Brooke works within her community of Greensboro, NC and globally, supporting, advancing, and providing access to the field of lactation.

Staff/Administrative Duties

Brooke provides coaching and technical assistance to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the U.S. to improve maternity care practices and breastfeeding outcomes.


  • MRTTI, ,, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2018
  • BS, Nursing, North Carolina Central University, 2011
  • BS, Biology, East Carolina University, 2007