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Paula Sisk
PhD, RD, IBCLC

Paula Sisk, PhD, RD, IBCLC, is a research instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina.  She is also a dietitian and lactation consultant in the neonatal intensive care unit at Forsyth Medical Center.  She completed her PhD in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2005 and her research focus is in human milk feeding and health outcomes in very low birth weight infants.  She has published several research studies on lactation counseling for mothers of very low birth weight infants and on the health benefits of human milk feeding. Dr. Sisk has been on the faculty of the North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program for 12 years.  She has been a neonatal dietitian and a certified lactation consultant for over 20 years and has worked with hundreds mothers of sick and premature infants during her career.  Her current research interests are focused on interventions to improve duration of human milk feeding in the neonatal intensive care unit.