Working in medicine — particularly pediatrics — has long been my dream. At a young age, I was inspired by my own pediatrician, Dr. Marshall “Buzz” Land, who would later become my mentor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
Throughout my career, I’ve noticed a need for standardizing and improving care. This insufficiency drew me to research. I have a particular interest in neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.
The overall goals of my work are to reduce length of stay, lower the percentage of infants requiring medications and reduce days of opioid treatment.
I was a faculty member and part of the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome project with the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC), which focuses on reducing preterm births and improving newborn and maternal outcomes.