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Faculty Mentors

Our faculty mentors include leaders in the field of breastfeeding medicine and research.

Casey Rosen-CaroleCasey Rosen-Carole, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.Ed., F.A.B.M., I.B.C.L.C., Fellowship Director

Dr. Rosen-Carole is the medical director of lactation services and programs at the University of Rochester, and graduated as the first fellow of Breastfeeding Medicine at URMC in 2016. She serves on committees of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, publishes in breastfeeding and provider education models, and is piloting work on the use of Human Centered Design to improve breastfeeding experiences in the NICU.

Ruth LawrenceRuth Lawrence, M.D.

Dr. Lawrence is a leader and original founder of the field of Breastfeeding Medicine, author of “Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Professional”, now in its 8th edition. She is also the founding member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and the only individual representative to the United States Breastfeeding Coalition.

Ann DozierAnn Dozier, Ph.D.

Dr. Dozier is the chair of public health sciences and the leading NIH-funded researcher in implementation of best practices to support breastfeeding. She is the past chair of the APHA and a representative for APHA to the United States Breastfeeding Coalition.

Kirsi Jarvinen-SeppoKirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Jarvinen-Seppo is the head of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and is the NIH-funded to do research on microbiome, food allergy, and immunomodulatory factors in breast milk.

Stephen CookStephen Cook, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Cook is a leader in the field of obesity research and community collaborative models. He is the primary investigator for the NYS grant “Breastfeeding Care Continuum.”

Bridget YoungBridget Young, Ph.D.

Dr. Young is a Research Assistant Professor investigating donor milk, linkages between obesity, insulin, and breast milk and the role of the microbiome.