Laura Burnham, MPH
Associate Director of Implementation and Evaluation
Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research; Boston Medical Center
Laura is the Associate Director of Implementation and Evaluation at the Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research (CHEER) at Boston Medical Center. Her previous roles include serving as the Project Manager for the Massachusetts NeoQIC Human Milk Collaborative, the Quality Improvement Data Coordinator for the Department of Neonatology at Boston Medical Center, and as a teaching assistant at both Boston University School of Public Health and Tufts University.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Breastfeeding: Human Medicine IPE- Cultivating Collaboration to Improve Lactation Knowledge and Support Strategies Among Public Health and Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare professionals working with new families, including physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, social workers, dieticians, and many others, play a profound role in infant feeding decisions. Interprofessional Education (IPE) is an integral component of professional training to equip an array of healthcare workers to cultivate patient-centered care in a collaborative team environment; however, curricula addressing breastfeeding did not exist until the creation of the Breastfeeding: Human Medicine IPE module in 2020 by the Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research (CHEER),…