Physiological and psychological impact of skin-to-skin care for mothers (parents) and newborns during the first days and hours after birth
Neural-hormonal-epigenetic development of attachment and social connectedness
The oxytocinergic system of calm and connectedness
Breastfeeding initiation and exclusivity
Promoting newborn self-attachment
Current understandings of the hormones of lactation (oxytocin and prolactin)
Interruptions to the breastfeeding dyad during the early postpartum period
Postpartum care to facilitate breastfeeding initiation and exclusivity
Control charting and other quality improvement practices
Translational research – implementing nursing research at the bedside
Morrison, B., Kolojek, S. & Gazik, J. (2009-present). Maternal satisfaction with postpartum care before and after implementing Kangaroo Care on the postpartum unit.
Morrison, B. & Naughton, J.S. (2009-present). Changing Nursing Practices to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes in a labor-delivery-recover-postpartum birthing unit.
Morrison, B., Sedlock-Naughton, J., & the Lakewood Lactation Consultants. (2009-present) Maternal perception of postpartum care and interruptions before discharge and 4-6 weeks later.
Morrison, B., Kolojek, S., Bell, C., Gazik, J. & Sedlock-Naughton, J., & Fairview Hospital Breastfeeding Follow-Up committee. (2008 – present). Breastfeeding Follow-up: Does KC make a difference?
Morrison, B. (2005-present).Mothers’ views of interruptions during the first postpartum day: Application of the factorial survey method.
Morrison, B. (2003-2005). Interruptions to the Breastfeeding Process during the First Postpartum Day at a level II suburban community hospital. FNRE (Foundation for Neonatal Research & Education), $5000.
Morrison, B. (2004-2005). Interruptions to the Breastfeeding Process during the First Postpartum Day at a small level I community hospital birthing center.
Morrison, B. (2002-2004) Interruptions to the Breastfeeding Dyad during the First Postpartum Day at a University Hospital. Ohio Board of Regents Infrastructure Support Grant, $6000
Morrison, B. (1995-2000). The Nurse-Midwifery Process of Prenatal Care.
Ludington, S., & Morrison, B. (2007-present). Staff Nurses: What do they know about breastfeeding?
Ludington, S., Morrison, B., Underwood, P., Naughton, J.S., & Fairview Hospital Birth KC implementation team (2007-present). Translational Research: Implementing Birth Kangaroo Care at Fairview Hospital.
Meyer, K., Ludington, S., Morrison, B., & Mettler, G. (2004-2006). The Temporal Patter of Interruptions during the First Postpartum Day.
Ludington, S., Morgan, K. & Morrison, B. (2003-2004). Antenatal lactation education for high risk African American mothers & mother’s milk feedings after birth. Ohio Board of Regents Infrastructure Support Grant, $6000.
Anderson, G.C., Ludington, S., Morrison, B., & Huey, S. (2001-2003). Kangaroo Care as an intervention for mothers having breastfeeding difficulty.
Core Faculty, "Childbearing, Childrearing, Caregiving Research Training," May Wykle, Project Director. National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, T32-NR07108.
Perinatal and Midwifery Care – Keeping it normal
Theories for Nursing
Doctoral education for clinically based providers
Research methodologies for clinical practice
Advanced practice nursing
Wellness and health promotion
Women’s Health Care
BA, Biology, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
BS, Nursing, Columbia University, New York, NY
MN, Primary Health Care/Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Certificate, Nurse Midwife, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
PhD, Nurse Midwifery/Maternal Child Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL