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Suzanne Thoyre

I am a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and a member of the Feeding Flock since its inception. I have an extensive background as a neonatal nurse and my research and continuing education activities focus on helping nurses and families partner more effectively with infants and young children as they learn how to eat.

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Britt Pados

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Boston College. My background is as a neonatal nurse and neonatal nurse practitioner. My research interests include feeding in medically fragile infants, particularly those born prematurely and those with congenital heart disease. I am also interested in measurement of feeding difficulty throughout childhood.

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Jinhee Park

I am an Assistant Professor in the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. I completed my PhD in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 and a postdoctoral training at Duke University. My research interests include feeding difficulties in medically fragile infants, especially those who are born prematurely, and early feeding intervention supports. My clinical background is as a neonatal nurse in South Korea.

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Hayley Estrem

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. My clinical experience was as a critical care nurse, but I became interested in pediatric feeding from personal experience of having a child with special health care needs and feeding disorder. My goals are to gather the information needed to improve care, for both the child with feeding disorder, and their family. My research interests include measure development, feeding program evaluation, and family-centered care for infants and children with feeding disorder.

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Cara McComisH

 I am a speech-language pathologist and an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences within the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine.  My teaching and research interests include assessment and interventions for communication and feeding difficulties in infants and young children, early intervention supports and services, and early identification of autism spectrum disorders.

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