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JoAnne Silbert-Flagg, DNP, MSN, RN

Associate Professor
Director, MSN Programs
JoAnne Silbert-Flagg
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Education
  • Family
  • Health Behavior
  • Lactation
  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health
  • Newborns
  • Parenting
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • School Health
  • Simulation
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Women's Health
  • Workplace Health


JoAnne Silbert-Flagg’s scholarship focuses on promoting breastfeeding from pregnancy through weaning via direct patient care and the education of health care professionals. Dr. Silbert-Flagg is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Human Lactation. She is editor of the textbook Maternal and Child Health Nursing (8th ed.), 2017, Wolters Kluwer, authoring five chapters, including "Nutritional Needs of a Newborn." She is co-editor of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide: Primary Care, 2020, Jones and Bartlett, authoring the "Health Promotion" chapter with expanded content on breastfeeding. She is chair of the Breastfeeding Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nursing. She provides primary care as a pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP) and certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) at Columbia Medical Practice. She is co-investigator of “Impact of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Maryland on selected WIC agency breastfeeding rates and maternal experiences of breastfeeding support.” Dr. Silbert-Flagg is director of the MSN Programs and coordinator of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track (Primary Care).

Additional Resources

Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.

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  • Publications/Research

    Edwards-Capello, A. & Silbert-Flagg, J. (2021). Academic dismissal from a Baccalaureate Nursing Program: The Student’s Perspective. Nurse Education Today, NET-D-21-00143R2. 104(2021)104996.

    Ducharme-Smith, Kirstie; Gross, Susan; Resnik, Amy; Rosenblum, Nadine; Dillaway, Chloe; Orta Aleman, Dania; Augustyn, Marycatherine; Silbert-Flagg, JoAnne; Caulfield, Laura (2021). Exposure to baby-friendly hospital practices and breastfeeding outcomes of WIC participants in Maryland. Journal of Human Lactation, JHL-20-07-217.R4.

    Busch, D. & Silbert-Flagg, J. (2021). Breastfeeding Plan of Care for the Late Preterm Infant from Birth through Discharge. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 35(2), 169-176.

    Busch, D., Silbert-Flagg, J., VanGraafeiland, B., Russell, N. et al. (2020). Innovative Stimulation Roadmap for Faculty to Prepare Advanced Practice Registered Nurses for Entry into Practice. Nursing Education Perspectives.

    Silbert-Flagg, J. & Busch, D. & Bataille, J. (2020). Mothers’ Perception of the Influence of a Breastfeeding Support Group In Achieving Their Breastfeeding Goals. Journal of Clinical Lactation, 11(2). No. CLINLACT-D-19-00019R2.

    Silbert-Flagg, J., Shilling, S., Lucas, L., Nolan, M. et al. (2020). Preparing for a Student with a Service Animal. Journal of Professional Nursing, 36 (6).

    Shilling, S, Lucas, L., Silbert-Flagg, J. & Nolan, M. (2020). Federal, State and Institutional Regulations Regarding a Nursing Student with a Service Animal. Journal of Professional Nursing, 36, (6).

    Silbert-Flagg, J., Busch, D. (2019). Utilizing a Risk Factor Approach to Identify Potential Breastfeeding Problems. Global Pediatric Health, 6, 1-5.

  • Awards/Honors

    2022    Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

    2020    Maryland Higher Education Commission Certified Nurse Educator Award

    2018    D.C. and Maryland Breastfeeding Coalitions Gold Award to Metropolitan Breastfeeding for Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace and Health Care Provider

    2018      Representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) for the Breastfeeding Expert Panel for Fellow American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

    2018      SOURCE Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program.  2018-2019 cohort- Community breastfeeding education provided by nursing students in the Breastfeeding: Research and Practice Course

    2018       Outstanding Poster Award, Evaluating Advanced Practice Student Learning and Competency Using a Standardized Patient Phone Triage Experience. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, (NONPF)

    2017       Team Innovation Award presented to the Maryland Hospital Breastfeeding Policy Committee by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    2016       Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

    2015       Breastfeeding Special Interest Group Award through the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

    2014       Teaching Innovation Award Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

    2014       Breastfeeding Special Interest Group Award through the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

    2012       Johns Hopkins Nursing Publication Award

    2007        Arthur Vining Davis DNP Nursing Scholarship Award

    1979       Sigma Theta Tau