AJN Book Award (2021): Lactation: A Foundational Strategy for Health Promotion

Research on Lactation

Her areas of research and scholarship the past 25 years have been focused on the promotion and support of breastfeeding mothers, infants, their families and the education of nurses (pre-licensed & graduates). At the beginning of Dr. Campbell’s career, she focused on lactation research, specific to issues of breastfeeding self-confidence, plugged ducts, and hyperlactation. As her career progressed, her desire to research, educate, and impact patient care through the education and support of practitioners has become the primary focus of her work. In addition to her academic role in integrating lactation into her curriculums, she also felt the need to advocate for policy change and practitioner awareness surrounding lactation and maternal-infant health.

Scholarly Works

Achievements in Dr. Campbell’s work in her clinical specialty area of lactation have included grant awards for research, presentations at regional, national, and international conferences, as well as an extensive number of publications. Working with colleagues and experts in the field, Dr. Campbell has edited, co-edited and authored texts, chapters, and articles in the field of lactation. This includes award-winning text, Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care, recipient of the AJN Book of the Year Award in 2018 for Child Health (Link) and her edited text for interprofessional health professional education, Lactation: A Foundational Strategy for Health Promotion, was released January 25, 2021 and received the AJN Book of the Year Award in 2021 for History and Public Policy. (Link)

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A Foundational Strategy for Health Promotion

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