Elizabeth Froh, PhD, RN, is a Nurse Scientist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Pediatric Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, and her master’s degree in nursing from The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Her dissertation study, “Breastfeeding the infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia,” was successfully defended, and Dr. Froh graduated with her doctorate of philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.
Prior to this position, Froh was clinical supervisor of CHOP’s Lactation Team and Human Milk Management Center, a bedside nurse in the CHOP Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (2008-2013) and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital (2006-2008). She has several publications focusing on lactation and human milk science, and she has spoken at many conferences and meetings.
As one of the Nurse Scientists in the Center, Froh continues her efforts to translate her research from human milk science into cutting-edge clinical practice and collaborates with others across the Department of Nursing in both research and evidence-based practice.
BSN - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
PhD – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MS - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
Spatz DL, Froh EB, Schwarz J, Houng K, Brewster I, Myers C, Prince J, Olkkola M. Pump early, pump often: A continuous quality improvement project. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 24(3), 160–170.