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Paula P. Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN

Director of Clinical Research and Lactation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Professor, Department of Women, Children, and Family Nursing
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

DSNc College of Nursing, Rush University, Chicago
MSN Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago
BSN College of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago

Paula Meier, RN, DNSc, FAAN, is Director for Clinical Research and Lactation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Professor of Women, Children and Family Nursing and a Professor of Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center.  Dr. Meier has spent her professional career in the specialty of human milk feeding, breastfeeding, and lactation for the NICU infant and mother.  Dr. Meier has conducted numerous externally funded research grants and demonstration projects, and has published widely in peer-reviewed and consumer-focused journals.  In 1996, she founded the Rush Mothers’ Milk Club, a program of evidence-based practice, education and research for NICU infants and their families.  She serves on the Health Advisory Board for La Leche League International, and serves as the President of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation.