Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Diane L. Spatz, PhD, is a nurse scientist with the Lactation Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an internationally-recognized expert on breastfeeding and human lactation.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, is a nurse researcher and Director of the Lactation Program at CHOP. She also shares a joint appointment as the Helen M. Shearer Term Chair in Nutrition and Professor of Perinatal Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing.

Dr. Spatz is an internationally known expert in the field of breastfeeding and human lactation. She is chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Expert Panel on Breastfeeding and is the Academy’s representative to the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. Dr. Spatz also serves as faculty for the Sigma Theta Tau and Johnson & Johnson Maternal-Child Leadership Academy.

At CHOP, Dr. Spatz developed the Breastfeeding Resource Nurse program. Today, more than 650 staff nurses serve as breastfeeding resource nurses throughout the Hospital and the CHOP Care Network. Dr. Spatz is currently conducting several research projects related to the use of human milk and breastfeeding.

Dr. Spatz has been recognized for her leadership at CHOP and globally in the field of human milk and breastfeeding. She is the 2009 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Exemplary Professional Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, Dr. Spatz received the Expert Alumni Award from Penn’s School of Nursing, and the Family and Community Department’s Academic Practice Award.

Education and Training

Board Certification

Board-certified perinatal nurse

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD – University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PApen
MSN - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Scientist, Lactation Program

Professor of Perinatal Nursing and Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Professor of Healthcare of Women and Childbearing Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Faculty Advisor to Student Nurses at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Breastfeeding, high-risk pregnancy and advanced practice nursing/models of care

Publications

Papers

2019

Spatz, D.L. (2019). Protecting breastfeeding for adolescents who return to school. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 44(4), 236. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000541

Spatz, D.L., Froh, E.B., Bartholomew, D., Edwards, T., Wild, K.T., Hedrick, H., & Nawab, U. (2019). Lactation experience of mothers and feeding outcomes of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Breastfeeding Medicine, 14(5), 320-324. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2019.0011

Spatz, D.L., Froh, E.B. Barthlomew, D., Edwards, T.A., Wild, T., Hedrick, H. & Nawab, U. (in press).  Human Milk and Breastfeeding Outcomes for Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Breastfeed Med. 2019 Apr 16. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2019.0011. [Epub ahead of print]

Ferrarello, D., Froh, E.B, Hinson, T.D., & Spatz, D.L. (2019). Nurses' Views on Using Pasteurized Donor Human Milk for Hypoglycemic Term Infants. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000525 [Epub ahead of print].

Henry-Moss D., Lee J., Benton, K., & Spatz, D. L. (2019). An Exploration of Lactation Facilities and Planning in U.S. Higher Education Campuses.  Breastfeeding Medicine, 14(2), 121-127. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2018.0198.

O’Rourke, M.P. & Spatz, D.L. (2019). Women’s Experiences with Tandem Breastfeeding. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000534. [Epub ahead of print]

Juntereal, N.A. & Spatz, D.L. (2019). Same-Sex Mothers and Lactation. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000519. [Epub ahead of print]

D’Andrea, M. & Spatz, D.L. (2019). Maintaining Breastfeeding During Severe Infant and Maternal HSV-1 Infection: A Case Report. Journal of Human Lactation. doi: 10.1177/0890334419830994. [Epub ahead of print]

Spatz, D. L. (2019). A Call to Action: The Needs of Breastfeeding Mothers on College and University Campuses. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 44(2):117. doi:10.1097/NMC.0000000000000514.

Candelaria, L., Bressler, T., & Spatz, D.L. (2019) Breastfeeding Guidance for Orthodox Jewish Families When Newborns Require Special Care and Continued Hospitalization. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 44(2):80-85. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000513.

Davis, J.A. & Spatz, D.L. (2019). Human Milk and Infants with Congenital Heart Disease: A Summary of Current Literature Supporting the Provision of Human Milk and Breastfeeding. Advances in Neonatal Care: doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000582. [Epub ahead of print]

2018

Henry-Moss, D., Abbuhl, S., Bellini, A., & Spatz, D. L. (2018).  Lactation Space Experiences and Preferences Among Health Care Workers in an Academic Medical Center. Breastfeeding Medicine, 13(9), 607-613. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2018.0101

Froh, E.B., Cascino, A., Cerreta, S.K., Karsch, E.A., Kornberg, L.F., Lilley, J.E., Welch, L. & Spatz, D.L. (2018). Status of Legislative Efforts to Promote and Protect Breastfeeding and the Provision of Human Milk for Women Returning to Work in the First Postpartum Year. Breastfeeding Medicine, 13(7), 506-509.  doi: 10.1089/bfm.2018.0092.

Spatz, D.L. (2018). Beyond BFHI: The Spatz 10-Step and Breastfeeding Resource Nurse Models to Improve Human Milk and Breastfeeding Outcomes.  Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 32(2), 164-174. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000339.

Hinson, T.D., Skinner, A.C., Hassmiller-Lich, K. & Spatz, D.L. (2018). Factors That Influence Breastfeeding Initiation in African American Mothers. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 47(3), 290-300. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2018.02.007.

Folker-Maglaya, C., Pylman, M.E., Couch, K.A., Spatz, D.L., & Marzalik, P. R. (2018). Implementing a Breastfeeding Toolkit for Nursing Education. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 32(2), 153-163. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000330.

Candelaria, L., Spatz, D.L., & Giordano, N. (2018). Experiences of Women Who Donated Human Milk. The Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 47(4): 556-563. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2017.12.007.

Spatz, D.L., Robinson, A.C., & Froh, E.B. (2018). Cost and Use of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk at a Children’s Hospital. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 47(4), 583-588. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2017.11.004

Kamoun, C. & Spatz, D.L. (2018).  The Influence of Islamic Traditions on Breastfeeding Beliefs and Practices Among African-American Muslims in West Philadelphia: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Human Lactation. 34(1), 164-175. doi: 10.1177/0890334417705856

Spatz, D. (2018).  The New Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Guidelines. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 43(6), 350. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000483

Spatz, D. L. (2018). The Need for Research in Pregnant and Lactating Women. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 43(4), 233.
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000443.

Rossman, B. Meier, P.P. & Spatz, D.L. (2018). A Wake- Up Call: Persistent barriers to the provision of evidence-based lactation support and education in the NICU. Journal of Perinatology, 38(7), 773-774.  doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0116-9

Spatz, D.L. (2018). Increasing Capacity for the Provision of Evidence Based Human Milk & Breastfeeding Support. Infant Journal, 14(2), 54-57. 

Spatz D.L. (2018). Pasteurized Donor Human Milk and Milk Banking Through the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 47(4), 545-546. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2018.02.004.

Spatz D.L.  (2018). Travel Considerations for Breastfeeding. (2018). MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 43(2), 113. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000417.

Cole, J.C.M., Schwarz, J., Farmer, M., Coursey, A.L., Duren, S., Rowlson, M., & Spatz, D.L. (2018). Facilitating Milk Donation in the Context of Perinatal Palliative Care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 47(4), 564-570. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2017.11.002.

Froh, E.B., Vanderpool, J., & Spatz, D.L. (2018). Best Practices to Limit Contamination of Donor Milk in a Milk Bank. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 47(4), 547-555. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2017.12.002

2017

Preusting, I., Brumley, J., Odibo, L., Spatz, D.L., Louis, J.M. (2017). Obesity as a Predictor of Delayed Lactogenesis II. Journal of Human Lactation. 33(4), 684-691. doi: 10.1177/0890334417727716

Froh, E.B, Deatrick, J., Curley, M.Q. & Spatz, D.L.  (2017). Mothers of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia describe “breastfeeding” in the neonatal intensive care unit: “As long as it’s my milk, I’m happy.” Journal of Human Lactation, 33(3), 524-532. doi: 10.1177/089033441770946.

Spatz, D.L., Evans, A. & Froh, E.B. (2017).  Creation of a Regional Human Milk Assembly: A Model to Influence Practice Change in the NICU. Advances in Neonatal Care, 17(5), 417-423. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000393

Devido, J.A., Doswell W.M., Braxter B.J., Spatz D.L., Dorman J.S., Terry M.A., Charron-Prochownik, D. (2017). Experiences of Parish Nurses in Providing Diabetes Education and Preconception Counseling to Women with Diabetes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 46(2), 248-257. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.10.010.

Froh, E., Dahlmeier, K., Spatz, L. (2017). NICU Nurses and Lactation-Based Support and Care. Advanced Neonatal Care, 17(3), 203-208. doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000370

Cunniff, A, Spatz, D. (2017). Mother’s Weaning Practices when Infants Breastfeed for More than One Year. MCN American Journal for Maternal Child Nursing, 42(2), 88-94. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000310.

Albrecht, S.A., Wang, J., & Spatz, D. (2017). A Call to Action to Address Barriers to Breastfeeding and Lactation Faced by Student-Mothers. Nursing for Women’s Health, 21(6), 431-437. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2017.10.006

Spatz, D.L. (2017). Say No to Success-Say Yes to Goal Setting. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 42(4), 234. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000350

Spatz, D.L. (2017). Affordability and Availability of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 42(6), 362. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000386.

Spatz, D.L. (2017). Is Routine Fortification of Human Milk for Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Indicated? American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 42(2), 117. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000321.

Hallowell, S.G., Froh, E.B., Spatz, S.L., Expert Panel on Breastfeeding of the American Academy of Nursing. (2017). Human Milk and Breastfeeding: An Intervention to Mitigate Toxic Stress. Nursing Outlook, 65(1), 58-67. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2016.07.007

2016

Baumgartel, K, Groer, M.W., Cohen S.M., Ren D, Spatz, D.L., Conley Y.P. (2016). Maternal Interleukin Genotypes Are Associated with NICU Outcomes Among Low-Birth-Weight Infants. Biological Research for Nursing, 2016 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1177/1099800416664585

Froh, B, Spatz, D.L. (2016). Navigating Return to Work and Breastfeeding in a Hospital with a Comprehensive Employee Lactation Program: The voices of Mothers. Journal of Human Lactation, 32(4): 689-694 doi: 10.1177/0890334416663475

Koo, K, Spatz, D.L. (2016). National Survey of Convention Centers’ Lactation Facilities. Journal of Human Lactation. 32(4), 735-739. doi: 10.1177/0890334416653740

Bostick, M.W., Albrecht, S.A., Baghdadi, N., Haley, C., Spatz, D.L. (2016). Do American Colleges and Universities Support Lactation Needs of Students? Breastfeeding Medicine. 11, 376-379.  doi: 10.1089/bfm.2016.0022

Baumgartel, K.L., Groer, M.W., Cohen, S.M., Ren, D., Spatz, D., L., Conley, Y.P. (2016). Effect of Promoter Polymorphisms on Cytokine Concentration in Preterm Breast Milk and Subsequent Infant Outcomes. Journal of Human Lactation, 32(3), 425-37. Doi: 10.1177/0890334416646725

Thussanasupap, B., Lapvongwatana, P., Kalampakorn, S., & Spatz, D. L. (2016). Effects of the community-based breastfeeding promotion program for working mothers: A quasi-experimental study. Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research, 20(3), 154-61. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000229.

Garth, E., Messer, A.L., Spatz, D.L. (2016). Child Care Centers' Role in Support of Breastfeeding Families.  American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 41(3), 154-161. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000229

Hallowell, S.G., Rogowski, J.A., Spatz, D.L., Hanlon, A.L., Kenny, M. & Lake, E.T. (2016). Factors associated with infant feeding of human milk at discharge from neonatal intensive care: Cross-sectional analysis of nurse survey and infant outcomes data. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 53, 190-203.  doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.09.016. 

Spatz, D.L. (2016). Breastfeeding in the Context of Palliative Care.  American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 41(6), 374. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000288

Spatz, D.L. (2016). What is your mPINC Score?  American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 41(4), 254. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000254.

Spatz, D.L., Edwards T.M. (2016). The Use of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Position Statement 3065. Advanced Neonatal Care, 16(4), 254. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000313.

Spatz, D.L. (2016). Informal Milk Sharing. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 41(2), 125. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000225

Froh, E.B. & Spatz, D.L. (2016). Increasing Access to Evidence Based Lactation Resources Through an Intranet Portal. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(1), 109-112. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2015.10.006

2015

Martino, K., Wagner, M., Froh, E. B., Hanlon, A. L., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). Post discharge breastfeeding outcomes of infants with complex anomalies that require surgery. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(3), 450-457. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12568.

Chrupcala, K. A., Edwards, T. M., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). A continuous quality improvement project to implement infant-driven feeding as a standard of practice in the Newborn/Infant intensive care unit. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(5), 654-664. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12727.

Morin, K., Small, L., Spatz, D. L., Solomon, J., Lessard, L., & Leng, S. W. (2015). Preparing Leaders in Maternal-Child Health Nursing. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(5), 633-643. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12730.

Fugate, K., Hernandez, I., Ashmeade, T., Miladinovic, B., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). Improving human milk and breastfeeding practices in the NICU. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(3): 426-38. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12563.

Froh, E. B., Flynn-Roth, R., Barton, S., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). The voices of breastfeeding resource nurses. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(30), 419-425. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12565.

Froh, E. B., Deatrick, J. A., Curley, M. A., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). Human Milk Oral Care: Making meaning of pumping for mothers of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(3), 439-449. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12564

Spatz, D.L., Froh, E.B., Flynn-Roth, R., & Barton (2015). Improving Practice at the Point of Care Through the Optimization of the Breastfeeding Resource Nurse Model. The Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 44(3), 412-418. Doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12570

Wert, K. M., Lindemeyer, R., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). Breastfeeding, co-sleeping and dental health advice. MCN. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 40(3), 174-179. doi:10.1097/NMC.0000000000000129

Spatz, D. L., Froh, E. B., Schwarz, J., Huong, K., Brewster, I., Myers, C., Prince, J., & Olkkola, M. (2015). Pump Early-Pump Often: A Continuous Quality Improvement Project. Journal of Perinatal Education. 24(3):160-170. doi: 10.1891/1058-1243.24.3.160

Spatz, D.L. (2015). Evidence Based Strategies to Support Breastfeeding and Breast Milk Feeding of Severely Ill Infants. [Article in German] Kinderkrankenschwester, 34(12), 469-70. PMID: 26946641

Spatz, D. L. (2015). Using evidence on human milk and breastfeeding to transform care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(3), 409-411. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12571

Froh, E.B., Hallowell, S. & Spatz, D. L. (2015).  The use of technologies to support human milk & breastfeeding.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 30(3), 521-523. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2015.01.023

Wolfe-Roubatis, E. & Spatz, D. L. (2015). Transgender Men & Lactation: What nurses need to know. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 40(1), 32-38. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000097.

2014

Torowicz, D., Seelhorst, A., Froh E. B. & Spatz D. L. (2014).  Human milk and breastfeeding outcomes in infants with congenital heart disease. Breastfeeding Medicine. 10(1): 31-37. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2014.0059.

Spatz, D. L., Kim, G. & Froh, E. B. (2014). Outcomes of a Hospital Based Employee Lactation Program. Breastfeeding Medicine. 9(10): 510-514. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2014.0058.

Edwards, T. M., Spatz, D. L. (2014). Congenital hyperinsulinism: exclusive human milk and breastfeeding. Advances in Neonatal Care. 14(4): 262-266. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000085.

Hallowell, S. G., Spatz, D. L., Hanlon, A. L., Rogowski, J. A. & Lake, E. T. (2014). Characteristics of the NICU Work Environment Associated with Breastfeeding Support. Advances in Neonatal Care: 14(4): 290-300. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000102.

Martino, K., & Spatz, D. L. (2014). Informal milk sharing: What nurses need to know. The American Journal of Maternal/ Child Nursing, 39(6), 369-374. doi:10.1097/NMC.0000000000000077

Spatz, D. L. (2014). Core Competencies in Human Milk & Breastfeeding: Policy and Practice Implications for Nurses. Nursing Outlook, 62(4), 297-298. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2014.04.004

Froh, E. B. & Spatz, D. L. (2014). An Ethical Case for the Provision of Human Milk in the NICU. Advances in Neonatal Care, 14(4), 269-273. doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000109.

Kristoff, K. C., Wessner, R., Spatz, D. L. (2014). The Birth of the GEMs Group: Implementation of Breastfeeding Peer Support in a Children’s Hospital. Advances in Neonatal Care, 14(4), 274-280. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000065.

Spatz, D. L., Schmidt, K. J. & Kinzler, S. (2014). Implementation of a human milk management center. Advances in Neonatal Care, 14(4), 253-261. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000084

Spatz, D. L. (2014). Changing institutional culture to value human milk. Advances in Neonatal Care, 14(4), 234-235. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000128

Spatz, D. L. (2014). Preventing Obesity Begins with Breastfeeding. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 28(1), 41-50. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000009

2013

Boyd, A. E. & Spatz, D. L. (2013). Breastfeeding and human lactation: Education and curricular issues for pediatric nurse practitioners. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 27(2): 83-90. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.03.005

Froh, E. B., Spatz, D. L., & American Academy of Nursing Panel on Breastfeeding. (2013). A call to action: Ensuring reasonable break time for nursing mothers. Nursing Outlook, 61(2), 117-119. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2013.01.003

Baumgartel, K., Spatz, D. L., and the American Academy of Nursing (2013). WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children): Policy versus Practice Regarding Breastfeeding. Nursing Outlook, 61(6), 466-470. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2013.05.010

Kotey, F. O. & Spatz, D. L. (2013). White Matter Injury in Preterm Infants: Could Human Milk Play a Role in its Prevention? Advances in Neonatal Care, 13(2), 89-94. doi:10.1097/ANC.0b013e31827bfead

2012

Geddes, D., Aljazaf, K., Kent, J., Prime, D., Spatz, D. L., Garbin, C,, & Hartmann, P. (2012). Blood flow characteristics of the human lactating breast. Journal of Human Lactation. 28(2): 145-152. doi:10.1177/0890334411435414.

Spatz, D. L. & Schmidt, K. J. (2012). Breastfeeding success in infants with giant omphalocele. Advances in Neonatal Care. 12(6): 329-335. doi:10.1097/ANC.0b013e31826150c5

Spatz, D. L., Raphael, L. & Froh, E. B. (2012). Breastfeeding the infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia post extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Neonatal Network, 31(1), 31-38. doi: 10.1891/0730-0832.31.1.31.

Edwards, T. M. & Spatz, D. L. (2012). Making the Case for Using Donor Human Milk in  Vulnerable Infants. Advances in Neonatal Care, 12(5), 273-278. doi:10.1097/ANC.0b013e31825eb094

Froh, E. B. & Spatz, D. L. (2012). Associated morbidities to congenital diaphragmatic hernia and a relationship to human milk. Advances in Neonatal Care, 12(4), 209-216. doi:10.1097/ANC.0b013e31825eb07b

Hallowell, S. G. & Spatz, D. L. (2012). The relationship of brain development and breastfeeding in the late-preterm infant. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(2), 154-162. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2010.12.018

Spatz, D. L. (2012). Breastfeeding is the cornerstone of childhood nutrition. The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 41(1), 112-113. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01312.x

Spatz, D. L. (2012). Innovations in the provision of human milk and breastfeeding for infants requiring intensive care. The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 41(1), 138-143. doi:10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01315.x

2011

Duran, M. S. & Spatz, D. L. (2011). A mother with glandular hypoplasia and a late preterm infant. Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 27(4), 394-397. doi:10.1177/0890334411415856.

Hinson, T. & Spatz, D. L. (2011). Improving nurse retention in a large tertiary acute-care hospital. Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(3), 103-108. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31820c7242

Spatz, D. L. (2011). The surgeon general's call to breastfeeding action-policy and practice implications for nurses. Nursing Outlook, 59(3), 174-176. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2011.03.006

Carwell, M. L. & Spatz, D. L. (2011). Eating disorders and breastfeeding. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 36(2), 112-117. doi:10.1097/NMC.0b013e318205775c

2010

Prime, D. K., Geddes, D. G., Spatz, D. L., Trengove, N. J. & Hartmann, P. E. (2010). ISRHML Abstracts: The effect of breast shield size and anatomy on milk removal in women. Journal of Human Lactation. 26, 419-445. doi: 10.1177/0890334410386918

Edwards, T. E. & Spatz, D. L. (2010). An innovative model for achieving breastfeeding success in infants with complex surgical anomalies. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 24(3), 246-253. doi:10.1097/JPN.0b013e3181e8d517.

Pugh, L. C., Serwint, J. R., Frick, K. D., Nanda, J. P., Sharps, P. W., Spatz, D. L. & Milligan, R. A. (2010). A randomized controlled community-based trial to improve breastfeeding rates among urban low-income mothers. Academic Pediatrics, 10(1), 14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2009.07.005.

Spatz, D. L. (2010). Roles and responsibilities of health professions: Focus on nursing. Breastfeeding Medicine, 5(5), 243-244. doi:10.1089/bfm.2010.0036

Spatz, D. L. (2010). The critical role of nurses in lactation support. Editorial. The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 39(5), 499-500. doi:10.3928/08910162-20101027-04

2009

Prime, D. K., Geddes, D. T., Spatz, D. L., Robert, M., Trengrove, N. J. & Hartmann, P. E. (2009). Using milk flow rate to investigate milk ejections in the left and right breasts during simultaneous breast expression in women. International Breastfeeding Journal, 4(10). doi: 10.1186/1746-4358-4-10.

Averbach, T. & Spatz, D. L. (2009). Breastfeeding mothers and violence: What nurses need to know. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 34(5), 284-289. doi:10.1097/01.NMC.0000360419.21733.5d

Convery, K. & Spatz, D. L. (2009). Sexuality and breastfeeding: What do you know? The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 34(4), 218-223. doi:10.1097/01.NMC.0000357913.87734.af

2008

Wittig, S. L. & Spatz, D. L. (2008). Induced lactation: Gaining a better understanding. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 33(2), 76-81. doi:10.1097/01.NMC.0000313413.92291.0f

2007

Spatz, D. L. & Pugh, L. C. (2007). American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel on Breastfeeding. The integration of the use of human milk and breastfeeding in baccalaureate nursing curricula. Nursing Outlook, 55(5), 257-263. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2007.07.003

Hurtekant, K. M. & Spatz, D. L. (2007). Special considerations for breastfeeding the infant with spina bifida. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 21(1), 69-75. doi:10.1097/00005237-200701000-00014

Woo, K. & Spatz, D. L. (2007). Human Milk Donation: What do you know about it? The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 32(3), 150-155. doi:10.1097/01.NMC.0000269563.42982.64

Buswell, S. D. & Spatz, D. L. (2007). Parent-infant co-sleeping and its relationship to breastfeeding. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 21(1), 22-28. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2006.04.006

2006

Chang, K. & Spatz, D. L. (2006). The family & breastfeeding laws: What nurses need to know. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 31(4), 231-232. doi:10.1097/00005721-200607000-00005

Spatz, D. L. (2006). State of the Science: Use of human milk and breastfeeding for vulnerable infants. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 20(1), 51-55. doi:10.1097/00005237-200601000-00017

Spatz, D. L. & Goldschmidt, K. A. (2006). Preserving breastfeeding for the Rehospitalized infant: A clinical pathway. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 31(1), 45-51. doi:10.1097/00005721-200601000-00010

2005

Spatz, D. L. (2005). The breastfeeding case study: A model for educating nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 44(9), 432-434. PMID:16220652

Spatz, D. L. & Sternberg, A. (2005). Advocacy for breastfeeding-Making a difference one community at a time. Journal of Human Lactation, 21(2), 186-190. doi:10.1177/0890334405275371

Spatz, D. L. (2005). Report of a staff program to promote breastfeeding in the care of vulnerable infants at a children's hospital. Journal of Perinatal Education, 14(1), 30-38. doi:10.1624/105812405X23630

2004

Milligan, R. A., Low, G., Spatz, D. L., Brooks, L. M., Serwint, J. R. & Pugh, L. C. (2004). Contraception and Breastfeeding: Advising New Mothers. Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology, 49, 72-78.

Spatz, D. L. (2004). Ten Steps for Promoting and Protecting Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Populations. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 18(4), 385-396. doi:10.1097/00005237-200410000-00009

2003

Marks, J. & Spatz, D. L. (2003). Medications and lactation: What PNPs need to know. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 17(6), 311-317. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2003.09.006

2002

Olsen, C. L., Santarsiero, E. & Spatz, D. L. (2002). Qualitative analysis of African- American adolescent females’ beliefs about emergency contraceptive pills. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 15(5), 285-292. doi: 10.1016/S1083-3188(02)00194-8.

Pugh, L., Milligan, R., Frick, K., Spatz, D. L. & Bronner, Y. (2002). Breastfeeding duration, costs, and benefits of a support program for low-income breastfeeding women. Birth, 29(2), 95-100. doi:10.1046/j.1523-536X.2002.00169.x.

2000

Milligan, R. A., Pugh, L. C., Bronner, Y. L., Spatz, D. L. & Brown, L. P. (2000). Breastfeeding duration among low income women. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 45(3), 246-252. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(00)00018-0.

Meier, P. P., Brown, L. P., Hurst, N.M., Spatz, D. L., Borucki, L. & Krouse, A. (2000). Nipple shields for preterm infants: Effect on milk transfer and duration of breastfeeding. Journal of Human Lactation, 16(2), 106-114. doi: 10.1177/089033440001600205

Arbeter, T., Spatz, D. L., Schwoebel, A. & Bhutani, V. (2000). Introducing an ancient Indian feeding device: The paladai. Clinical Issues in Lactation, 4(4), 4-5.

1998

Brown, L. P., Bair, A. H., Meier, P. P., Pugh, L. C., Spatz, D. L., Borucki, L. C. & Morin, K. H. (1998). Accessing on-line information at the National Institutes of Health. Computers in Nursing, 16(4), 198-201. PMID:9675986

1997

Brown, L. P., Meier, P., Spatz, D. L., Spitzer, A., Finkler, S., Jacobsen, B. & Zukowsky, K. (1997). Resubmitting a grant application: Breastfeeding services for LBW infants- outcomes and cost. Nursing Research, 46(2), 119-122. doi:10.1097/00006199-199703000-00011

1996

Brown, L. P., Meier, P., Spatz, D. L., Zukowsky, K. & Spitzer, A. (1996). Use of human milk for low birth weight infants. The Online Journal of Knowledge Synthesis for Nursing, 3(27):U2-U10. doi:10.1111/j.1524-475X.1996.00012.x

Spatz, D. L. (1996). Women's health: The role of perinatal advanced practice nurses in the 21st century. Nursing Clinics of North America, 31(2): 269-277.

Bair, A. H., Brown, L. P., Pugh, L. C., Borucki, L. C. & Spatz, D. L. (1996). Taking a bite out of CRISP: Strategies on using and conducting searches in the computer retrieval of information on scientific projects database. Computers in Nursing, 14(4), 218-226. doi:10.1097/00024665-199607000-00010

1994

Stringer, M. L., Spatz, D. L. & Donahue, D. (1994). Maternal-fetal physical assessment in the home setting: Role of the advanced practice nurse. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 23(8), 720-725. doi:10.1111/j.1552-6909.1994.tb01943.x

1992

Brown, L., Spatz, D. L., Armstrong, C. & Hollingsworth, A. (1992). Promoting successful breastfeeding of mothers of LBW infants. Journal of Perinatal Education, 1(1), 20-24.

Books

Chapters

2019

Spatz, D.L. & Cole, J. (2019). Lactation & Breastfeeding in the Context of Perinatal Palliative Care. Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care Clinical Handbook. Published by Springer Publishing Company, New York.

Spatz, D.L. Protecting Human Milk and Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Infants (2019).  Clinical Care Paths in Perinatal-Neonatal Care Medicine. McGraw Hill Education. 

2018

Spatz, D.L. (2018). Helping Mothers Reach Their Personal Breastfeeding Goals. Nursing Clinics of North America. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2018.01.011 published by Elsevier, Inc.

2016

Devido, J.A., Doswell W.M., Braxter B.J., Spatz D.L., Dorman J.S., Terry M.A., Charron-Prochownik, D. (2017) Experiences of Parish Nurses in Providing Diabetes Education and Preconception Counseling to Women with Diabetes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 2017 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.10.010.

2014

Spatz, D. L. & Froh E. B. (2014). Lactivism and breastfeeding advocacy in the United States. Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care (7th Ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders.

2012

Spatz, D.L. (2012). Activism and breastfeeding advocacy in the United States. Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care (6th Ed.) (pp. 700-705). St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders.

2004

Barnsteiner, J.H., Kurlowicz, L.H., Lipman, T.H., Spatz, D.L., & Stringer, M. (2004). Establishing an evidence-based academic practice: The role of the clinician educator faculty. In L.K. Evans & N.M. Lang (Eds.), Academic nursing practice: Helping to shape the future of health care (pp. 205-219). New York: Springer.

1996

Cooley, M.E., Spatz, D.L., & Yasko, J. (1996). Role implementation in cancer nursing. In R. McCorkle., M. Grant, M. Frank-Stromborg & S. Baird (Eds.), Cancer nursing: A comprehensive textbook (2nd ed.) (pp. 25-37). Philadelphia: WB Saunders.

1994

Spatz, D.L. (1994). Contributor to: NSNA NCLEX-RN Review (2nd ed.) A.M. Stein & J.C. Miller (Eds.), New York: Delmar.

Position Statements and Educational Modules

Spatz, D. L. (2017). SPN Position Statement: The Role of Pediatric Nurses in the Promotion and Protection of Human Milk and Breastfeeding. The Society of Pediatric Nurses.

Spatz, D. L. & Edwards, T. M. (2015). National Association of Neonatal Nurses Position Statement: The Use of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Glenview, IL: National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Breastfeeding Position Statement (2015) Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing.

Spatz, D.L., & Lessen, R. (2011). The Risks of Not Breastfeeding-Position Statement. The International Lactation Consultant Association.

Spatz, D. L., & Edwards, T.M. (2009). National Association of Neonatal Nurses Position Statement: The Use of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (#3046). Glenview, IL: National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Pugh, L.C., & Spatz, D.L. (2007). Breastfeeding the Healthy Newborn (2nd Edition). March of Dimes.

Spatz, D. L. (August 2003). Breastfeeding module-mandatory for nursing re-licensure in Puerto Rico. Continuing education course 37, published by Nursing Spectrum.

Posters and Presentations

2018

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding Outcomes of Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. 19th International Conference of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation-Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding from Biology to Policy. Kanagawa, Japan. October 6-11, 2018 (Poster).

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding Outcomes of Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Medela 13th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium. Paris, France. March 22, 2018 (Poster).

Invited Lectures

2019

Spatz D. The Role of a Nurse Scientist in a Children’s Hospital. Annual Nursing Conference, Clinica Alemana, Santiago, Chile. September 5th and 6th, 2019 (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Using the Kouznes and Posner Model for Nursing Leadership. Annual Nursing Conference, Clinica Alemana, Santiago, Chile. September 5th and 6th, 2019 (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Translating Research into Clinical Practice. Annual Nursing Conference, Clinica Alemana, Santiago, Chile. September 5th and 6th, 2019 (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Milk Donation for Bereaved and Palliative Care Mothers. Human Milk Banking Association of North America. Chicago, Il. April 12th, 2019 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Getting it Right: The Critical Window for Establishing Lactation. 14th Annual Human Milk & Breastfeeding Symposium. London, England. April 5, 2019

Spatz D. Improving Human Milk & Breastfeeding Outcomes. NEC Unplugged Conference. March 25th, 2019 (Invited Speaker). Cedar Park, TX.

Spatz D. Lactation Policy & Lactation Facilities Across United States Campuses. Society for College and University Planning Regional Conference. University of Maryland. March 22nd, 2019. College Park, MD (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Understanding & Assessing Risk Factors Related to Establishment & Maintenance of Milk Supply. Webinar. March 20th, 2019.

Spatz D. Breastfeeding and Co-Sleeping. Nurse Family Partnership. March 15th, 2019. Philadelphia, PA (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Informal Milk Sharing & Pasteurized Donor Human Milk. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. March 13th, 2019. Atlanta, GA (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding for the Vulnerable Infants: Initiation & Maintenance of Milk Supply. Emory Breastfeeding Conference. March 12th, 2019. Atlanta, GA (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding for the Vulnerable Infants: Preparation for Discharge & Follow-up. Emory Breastfeeding Conference. March 12th, 2019. Atlanta, GA (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding for Adoptive & LGBTQ Families. Emory Breastfeeding Conference. March 12th, 2019. Atlanta, GA (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Spatz 10 Steps to Promote and Protect Human Milk & Breastfeeding for Vulnerable Infants. Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis. March 8th, 2019. Minneapolis, MN (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Pasteurized Donor Milk and Milk Banking. Drexel University School of Public Health. March 1st, 2019. Philadelphia, PA (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. The Critical Window to Establish Effective Lactation. Americas Sales Meeting for Medela. February 18th, 2019.

Spatz D. From Nurse to Research Academic. Latrobe University. Melbourne, Australia. February 13, 2019 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Latest Research in Human Milk & Breastfeeding. Monash University. Melbourne, Australia. February 13, 2019 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Latest Research in Human Milk & Breastfeeding. Mater Hospital. Brisbane, Australia. February 11, 2019 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Beyond the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: The Global Situation of Human Milk and Breastfeeding for Vulnerable Infants. The Fifth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies. Bangkok, Thailand. January 2019 (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Say No to Success & Yes to Goal Setting: Helping Mothers Reach their Personal Breastfeeding Goals. The Fifth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies. Bangkok, Thailand. January 2019 (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding in Late Preterm Infants. The Fifth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies. Bangkok, Thailand. January 2019 (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Team Building: Use of the KP Model with Case Exemplars. The Fifth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies. Bangkok, Thailand. January 2019 (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Recommendations for Key Performance Indicators: Implementation of Spatz 10 Model in Thailand. The Fifth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies. Bangkok, Thailand. January 2019 (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Skin to Skin Care: Just Do It! The Fifth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies. Bangkok, Thailand. January 2019 (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Human Milk Banking. The Fifth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies. Bangkok, Thailand. January 2019 (Invited Keynote Speaker).

2018

Spatz D. Why Nurses Matter &Empowering Mothers to Reach Their Personal Breastfeeding Goals. Catawba Valley Medical Center. December 4th, 2018. Hickory, NC (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Getting it Right-The Critical Window of Opportunity to Establish Lactation & Improve Patient Satisfaction. Catawba Valley Medical Center. December 4th, 2018. Hickory, NC (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding: Research, Practice & Policy. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Nutrition Seminar. November 14th, 2018. Philadelphia, PA (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Global Work on Human Milk & Breastfeeding. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. November 12th, 2018. Philadelphia, PA (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Optimizing Nutrition for Neonatal Grown and Development Outcomes. Nourishing the Neonate Conference 2018. Calgary, Alberta. November 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Best Practices to Help Mothers Reach Their Personal Breastfeeding Goals. Parrish Medical Center. October 22nd, 2018. Titusville, FL (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Informed Decision & Sharing the Science of Human Milk. Parrish Medical Center. October 22nd, 2018. Titusville, FL (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Anatomy & Physiology of Milk Production: Ensuring Initiation & Maintenance of Milk Supply. Parrish Medical Center. October 22nd, 2018. Titusville, FL (Invited Keynote Speaker).

Spatz D. Exploring Human Milk and Breastfeeding for LBGTQ Families. AWHONN 49th Annual Convention. June 26th, 2018. Tampa, FL (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Creating Comprehensive Human Milk & Breastfeeding Care Models for Vulnerable Infants. Tennessee Breastfeeding Coalition. June 15th, 2018. Chattanooga, TN (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. 10 Steps to Promote & Protect Human Milk & Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Infants. Speaking of NEC: Unplugged. June 11th, 2018. Cromwell, CT (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding in Late Preterm Infants. Pennsylvania Department of Health-Keystone 10 Initiative. May 22, 2018. Blue Bell, PA (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Getting it Right-The Critical Window of Opportunity to Establish Lactation & Improve Patient Satisfaction. May 17th and 18th, 2018. Houston, TX (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Pediatric Dentists: Human Milk & Breastfeeding. The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Philadelphia, PA. May 11, 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Protecting Breastfeeding in Primary Care. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Care Network-Highpoint. Chalfont, PA. May 2, 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. A Career as a Nurse Scientist in Human Milk & Breastfeeding: Translating the Science to Practice & Policy. New York University School of Nursing. New York City, NY. April 30, 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. CHOP Mothers’ Milk Bank. The Women’s Resource Group at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA. April 23, 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. A Career as a Nurse Scientist in Human Milk & Breastfeeding. The National Student Nurses Association Annual Convention. Nashville, TN. April 5, 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. A Career as a Nurse Scientist in Human Milk & Breastfeeding: Translating the Science to Practice & Policy. Penn Future Women in Health. Philadelphia, PA. March 30, 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Spatz D. Spatz 10 Steps to Promote & Protect Human Milk & Breastfeeding for Vulnerable Infants. Medela 13th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium. Paris, France. March 22, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Quality Improvement: How do you ensure mothers pump early, pump often? Medela 13th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium. Paris, France. March 22, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Use of Human Milk & Transition to Breast in Infants with Surgical Anomalies. Mexico City, Mexico. January 18, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. The Critical Window of Opportunity to Manage Maternal Risk & Effectively Initiate Lactation & Ensure Milk Supply. Mexico City, Mexico. January 18, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Use of Human Milk & Transition to Breast in Infants with Surgical Anomalies. Monterey, Mexico. January 17, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. The Critical Window of Opportunity to Manage Maternal Risk & Effectively  Initiate Lactation & Ensure Milk Supply. Monterey, Mexico. January 17, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Use of Human Milk & Transition to Breast in Infants with Surgical Anomalies. Guadalajara, Mexico. January 16, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. The Critical Window of Opportunity to Manage Maternal Risk & Effectively Initiate Lactation & Ensure Milk Supply. Guadalajara, Mexico. January 16, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Improving Human Milk & Breastfeeding for NICU Infants with the Spatz 10 Step Model. The Mexico Association of Neonatologists. Guadalajara, Mexico. January 15, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding: Implementing the Spatz 10 Step Model in Mexico. Full 8-Hour Course. Guadalajara, Mexico. January 15, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding in Late Preterm Infants. Pennsylvania Department of Health-Keystone 10 Initiative. May 22, 2018. Blue Bell, PA (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Getting it Right-The Critical Window of Opportunity to Establish Lactation & Improve Patient Satisfaction. May 17th and 18th, 2018. Houston, TX (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Pediatric Dentists: Human Milk & Breastfeeding. The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Philadelphia, PA. May 11, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Protecting Breastfeeding in Primary Care. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Care Network-Highpoint. Chalfont, PA. May 2, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. A Career as a Nurse Scientist in Human Milk & Breastfeeding: Translating the Science to Practice & Policy. New York University School of Nursing. New York City, NY.April 30, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. CHOP Mothers’ Milk Bank. The Women’s Resource Group at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA. April 23, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. A Career as a Nurse Scientist in Human Milk & Breastfeeding. The National Student Nurses Association Annual Convention. Nashville, TN. April 5, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. A Career as a Nurse Scientist in Human Milk & Breastfeeding: Translating the Science to Practice & Policy. Penn Future Women in Health. Philadelphia, PA. March 30, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Spatz 10 Steps to Promote & Protect Human Milk & Breastfeeding for Vulnerable Infants. Columbia University Medical Center. New York City, NY. March 13, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Global Work: Human Milk & Breastfeeding in Thailand, China, India, Dominican Republic, & Mexico. Global Bites for the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. February 28, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding for the Pediatric Nurse. Webinar for the Society for Pediatric Nurses. February 22, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. A Career as a Nurse Scientist in Human Milk & Breastfeeding: Translating the Science to Practice & Policy. University of Illinois-Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. February 19, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Human Milk & Surgical Infants. Surgical Advance Practice Nurse Group. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA . February 16, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Protecting Breastfeeding in Primary Care. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Care Network-Springfield. Springfield, PA. January 23, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Protecting Breastfeeding in Primary Care. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-After Hours Program. Philadelphia, PA. January 11, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Getting it Right-The Critical Window of Opportunity to Establish Lactation & Improve Patient Satisfaction. Philadelphia, PA. January 11, 2018 (Invited Speaker)lea

2017

Spatz D. Human Milk for Small and/or Sick Newborns. Webinar for the United States Agency for International Developement. August 3, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Increasing capacity for the provision of evidence-based human milk and breastfeeding support. Medela 12th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium. Florence, Italy. April 8, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding Saves Lives. Hospital Angel de Ponce. Dominican Republic. March 8, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding Saves Lives. Musa Hospital. Sand Pedro, Dominican Republic. March 8, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding Saves Lives. Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital . Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. March 7, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding Saves Lives. San Lorenzo de los Minas Mother & Child Hospital. Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. March 7, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Improving Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the NICU and Beyond. Family Integrated Care Conference. Toronto, Canada. February 10, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Getting it Right-The Critical Window of Opportunity to Establish Lactation & Improve Patient Satisfaction. December 7, 2017. Rosemont, IL (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Getting it Right-The Critical Window of Opportunity to Establish Lactation & Improve Patient Satisfaction. December 8, 2017. Oakbrook, IL (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Breastfeeding, Vulnerable Infants & Health Policy. 6th Annual Penn Medicine Nursing Research Conference. Nursing Research: Improving the Care of Vulnerable Populations. December 7, 2017 . Philadelphia, PA (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Breastfeeding Support in Primary Care. Webinar for Continuing Medical Education for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA. November 28, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Improving Human Milk & Breastfeeding Outcomes. Medical University of South Carolina Grand Rounds. Charleston, SC. October 12, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Changing Institutional Culture to Value Human Milk and Breastfeeding The Spatz 10 Step Model For Human Milk & Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Infants. Breastfeeding Symposium at the Eastern Area Health Education Center. Greenville, NC. August 11, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Preserving Human Milk and Breastfeeding for the Late Preterm Infant. Association of Women’s Health Obstetric & Gynecologic Nurses. June 26, 2017. New Orleans, LA (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Improving Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the NICU and Beyond. Association of Women’s Health Obstetric & Gynecologic Nurses. 4 Hour Pre-Conference . June 25, 2017. New Orleans, LA (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Improving Human Milk & Breastfeeding for NICU Infants with the Spatz 10 Step Model. Nationwide Children’s Hospital Neonatal-Perinatal Conference. Cleveland, Ohio. May 17, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Nurses’ Role in Providing Evidence Based Lactation & Breastfeeding Support and Care. Nationwide Children’s Hospital-Grand Rounds. Cleveland, Ohio. May 16, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Improving Human Milk & Breastfeeding for NICU Infants with the Spatz 10 Step Model. Grand Rounds for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Cincinnati, OH. May 11, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Using the Science of Human Milk to Transform Care. Inspira Health System. Almonesson, NJ. May 8, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Implementation of the Spatz 10 Step Model for Human Milk and Breastfeeding. Hawaii State-Wide Education. Oahu, Hawaii. April 24th and 25th, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Research & Quality Improvement Projects from Penn & CHOP. South Jersey Lactation Consultant Association at Virtua Hospital. Virtua, NJ. April 4, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. One Day Course-Implementation of Spatz 10 Steps for Human Milk & Breastfeeding Vulnerable Infants. Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts-State-Wide Education. Framingham, MA. February 27, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Early Head Start-Evidence Based Breastfeeding Care. Early Head Start at Care Network-Karabots. Philadelphia, PA. February 14, 2017 (Invited Speaker)

2016

Spatz D. Improving Human Milk & Breastfeeding Outcomes for NICU Infants with the Spatz 10 Step Model. Human Milk Science & Innovation: 4th International Conference, Pasadena, CA, September 9, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. Ten Steps for Promoting and Protecting Breastfeeding in Sick Babies. The Fourth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies, Bangkok, Thailand' September 13-15, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. The CHOP Mothers’ Milk Bank and New Research. The Fourth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies, Bangkok, Thailand' September 13-15, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. To Fortify or Not to Fortify: Current Research & Understanding. The Fourth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies, Bangkok, Thailand' September 13-15, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. A Continuous Quality Improvement Project to Implement Cue-based Feeding as a Standard of Care in the NICU. The Fourth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies, Bangkok, Thailand' September 13-15, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. The Use of Technologies to Support Human Milk & Breastfeeding. The Fourth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies, Bangkok, Thailand' September 13-15, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. New Research and Science of Human Milk. The Fourth International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies, Bangkok, Thailand' September 13-15, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. Changing Institutional Culture to Value Human Milk. National Conference on Breastfeeding for Poland, Warsaw, Poland, June 10 and 11, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. Ensuring Human Milk and Breastfeeding for Sick Infants. National Conference on Breastfeeding for Poland, Warsaw, Poland, June 10 and 11, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. Preserving Breastfeeding for the Re-Hospitalized Infant. National Conference on Breastfeeding for Poland, Warsaw, Poland, June 10 and 11, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. Evidence Based Strategies to Ensure Human Milk & Breastfeeding in the NICU & Beyond. Recent Advances in China Perinatal Medicine Summit by CJPM, Changsha, China, May 5, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. 10 Steps to Improve Human Milk & Breastfeeding in the NICU. The West China Second University, Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, May 9, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. 10 Steps to Improve Human Milk & Breastfeeding in the NICU. Jilin University First Hospital, Changchun, China, May 11, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. 10 Steps to Improve Human Milk & Breastfeeding in the NICU. Tianjin, China, May 13, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. 10 Steps to Improve Human Milk & Breastfeeding in the NICU. Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Center, Nanjing, China, May 14, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. 10 Steps to Improve Human Milk & Breastfeeding in the NICU. The Children’s Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China , May 15, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Evidence Based Strategies to Ensure Human Milk & Breastfeeding During & Beyond the NICU Stay. Grand Rounds, JK Lon Hospital, Jaipur, India,January 28, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Implementation of Spatz 10 Step Model & Spatz Breastfeeding Resource Nurse Model. Three Day Symposium & Training for Four Government Hospitals, Jaipur, India, January 25, 26, 27 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Why Evidence Based Lactation Care & Support is Essential. Grand Rounds, JK Lon Hospital, Jaipur, India, January 25, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Ensuring Human Milk &Breastfeeding in the NICU. Kalawati Children’s Hospital, Delhi, India, January 22, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Implementation of Spatz 10 Step Model. Dr. RML Hospital, Delhi, India, January 20 & 21, 2016 (Invited Speaker-Two Day Intensive Staff Training)

Spatz D. Ensuring Human Milk &Breastfeeding in the NICU. Fortis Medical Research Institute, Delhi, India, January 19, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Sharing the Science: Helping Families to the Make the Decision to Start & Continue Breastfeeding. New Jersey Mother Baby Summit. Princeton, NJ. September 19, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. Making the Case for Using Donor Milk in Vulnerable Infants. Human Milk Banking Association of North America Conference. Orlando, FL. April 12, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. What does a Label on the bottle have to do with growth? How do you use donor milk in the NICU? Human Milk Banking Association of North America Conference. Orlando, FL. April 11, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Mix Up Your Methodologies to Answer Many Research Questions. National Association of Neonatal Nurses Research Summit. Phoenix, AZ. April 6, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. A Career as a Nurse Scientist in the Field of Human Milk & Breastfeeding:Sustaining a Program of Research. National Association of Neonatal Nurses Research Summit. Phoenix, AZ. April 5, 2016 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. Creating a Human Milk & Breastfeeding Culture in the NICU. The Culture of Breastfeeding Conference-Hillsborough County Breastfeeding Taskforce. Tampa, FL. February 19, 2016 (Invited Speaker)

2015

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Infants-Exemplary Models of Evidence Based Practice Neonatal BFHI Conference. Uppsala, Sweden, May 19, 2015 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. Human Milk & Breastfeeding: Translating Research to Clinical Practice. Medela Education Group, Baar, Switzerland, April 20, 2015 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Evidence Based Strategies to Ensure Human Milk and Breastfeeding for Vulnerable Infants. Medela International Breastfeeding Symposium, Warsaw, Poland, April 17, 2015 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. 3rd Annual Breastfeeding Sick Babies International Conference. Invited to give 2 ½ Day Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand, March 11-13, 2015 (Invited Keynote Speaker)

Spatz D. Antenatal Assessment, Education and Support to Prepare Women to Reach Their Personal Breastfeeding Goals. Obstetric & Gynecologic Grand Rounds. The University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Tampa, FL. February 17, 2015 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Exclusive Human Milk/Breastfeeding: Why it Matters & How to achieve it. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Tampa General Hospital/University of South Florida. Tampa, FL. February 11, 2015 (Invited Speaker)

Spatz D. Developing a Donor Milk Program and an HMBANA Milk Bank. Webinar for Medela Education Series. January 13, 2015

Spatz D. Why Evidence Based Lactation Care & Support is Essential. New York Methodist Hospital. Brooklyn, NY. December 9, 2015 (Invited Speaker)

Awards and Honors

2019, Nurse of the Year-Philadelphia Inquirer

2019, AWHONN Award of Excellence in Research

2016, Lifetime Achievement Award, National Association of Neonatal Nurses

2015, Raise the Voice: Edge Runner Award, American Academy of Nursing

2013, Norma M. Lang Award, Distinguished Award for Scholarly Practice & Policy

2006-present, Helen M. Shearer Term Chair in Nutrition

2011, Student Nurses of Pennsylvania Honorary Member (SNAP's highest honor)

2011, 1997 & 1991, Helen Berkowitz Award, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, Sponsored by the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter for service to community, profession and sorority

2011, Pottsgrove High School Honor Roll Distinguished Alumni Honor

2011, Expert Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

2011, Academic Practice Award, Family and Community Health Department School of Nursing

2011, Leader of Leaders Award National Student Nurses Association

2010, Dean’s Award for Exemplary Professional Practice, University of Pennsylvania

2008, Faculty Advisor of the Year, Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania

2008-2009, Maternal Child Health Leadership Academy, Sigma Theta Tau International and Johnson & Johnson-Mentor

2009, Temple University Greek Association Advisor of the Year 2008-2009

2008, Lenore Williams Award For contributions to women, Association of Penn Professional Women & The Penn Women’s Center

2007, Sigma Theta Tau International Research Utilization Award

2007, Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

2005, Faculty Advisor of the Year Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania

2005, Nursing Leadership Award The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2005, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2004, Service Award, Phi Sigma Sigma (for greater than 10 years service)

2003, Order of the Sapphire Award, Phi Sigma Sigma

2003, Philadelphia Area Alumnae Panhellenic Outstanding Women of the Year

2002, Faculty Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

2001, Faculty Advisor of the Year, Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania

2001, The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

2001, The Pyramid Award: Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority’s Highest Honor

2001, Rho Lambda Honor Society

2000, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2000, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority

1999, Distinguished Lecturer-Sigma Theta Tau International

1999, Outstanding Alumnae Chapter President, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority

1999, Outstanding Alumna Advisor, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority

1999, Undergraduate Advisor Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

1998, Faculty Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

1996, Order of Omega

1995, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority

1995, Nursing Excellence Award, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Nurses Association

1993, Chapter Key Advisor Award, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority

1989, Sigma Theta Tau

1989, Philadelphia Perinatal Society

1986, Mortar Board National Honor Societypu

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2018, Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, Guest Editorship
2015-present, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, Editorial Board
2011, 2015, 2018, Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, Guest Editorship

Manuscript Review

2014-present, Breastfeeding Medicine
2013-present, Journal of Clinical Nursing
2013-present, Advanced in Neonatal Care
2011-present, Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing
2010-present, Biomed Central
2003-present, Journal of Human Lactation
2000-present, 
Computers in Nursing
2000-present, 
The Nursing Spectrum/Nurse.com
1996-present, 
Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses

Academic and Institutional Committees

2019-present, Research Committee, School of Nursing
2015-present, Clinical Coordinator, Mothers’ Milk Bank
 2000 to present, Hospital Wide Breastfeeding Committee  
- 2000 to present, Chair       
2002 to present, NICU Sub-committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International 

2019-present, World Health Organization Task Force on Human Milk and Milk Banking Globally
2017-present, Congressional Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women
2014-present, International Society of Researchers in Human Milk & Lactation

National

2009-present, United States Breastfeeding Committee
 - 2015-present, Research Constellation Chair
 - 2009-present, AAN appointed representative to USBC
2007-present, American Academy of Nursing   
 - 2007-present, Expert Panel on Breastfeeding
2001-present, Pennsylvania Resource Organization for Lactation Consultants
1995-present, Eastern Nursing Research Society   
1995-present, Pennsylvania Nurses Association   
1991-present, American Nurses Association    
1989-present, Philadelphia Perinatal Society   
1989-present, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
1989-present, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society  
1988-present, The National Perinatal Association   
1988-present, The Pennsylvania Perinatal Association