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JoAnne Silbert-Flagg, DNP, CRNP, IBCLC, FAAN

Assistant Professor
Director, MSN Programs
JoAnne Silbert-Flagg
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Overview

JoAnne Silbert-Flagg’s scholarship focuses on promoting breastfeeding from pregnancy through weaning via direct patient care and the education of health care professionals. She is co-director of patient care of the newly opened Metropolitan Breastfeeding Center in Columbia, MD. The center provides breastfeeding support to patients and is a site for research and student learning related to human lactation. 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, 2015, Jones and Bartlett, authoring the "Health Promotion" chapter with expanded content on breastfeeding. She is co-chair of the special interest group on breastfeeding for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). 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.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Pediatric nurse practitioner; lactation; primary care to pediatric patients; newborns & childbirth

Additional Resources

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

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  • Publications

    Flagg, JoAnne (2015) "Share Your Case Report on Identification and Management of Breastfeeding Problems Associated with Maternal and/or Infant Risk Factors." Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health, June, Volume 2, Issue 4.

    Busch D, Nassar L, Silbert-Flagg, J (2015) "The Necessity of Breastfeeding—Promoting Breastfeeding in the Primary Care Setting; A Community Pilot Project Applying the Tri-Core Breastfeeding Model: Beyond the Basics." Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health 2: 158.

    Silbert-Flagg, J., & Sloand, E. (2015). J. Silbert-Flagg & E. Sloand (Eds.), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide: Primary Care (6th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

     
  • Research
    • Benefits of breastfeeding
    • Maternal and child health
    • Pediatric care
  • Awards and Honors

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

    2014 Teaching Innovation Award—Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

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

    2012 Johns Hopkins Nursing Publication Award