Areas of Expertise: neonatal and early infant nutrition; general pediatric nutrition
Pam is a pediatric nutritionist, researcher and educator specializing in the nutrition needs of high-risk preterm babies. In her role, Pam consults with physicians and nurses to deliver the latest science and help them to better feed and nourish premature babies. She develops continuing education courses to address feeding and the critical needs of babies with special conditions, such as neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Since joining Abbott in 2000, Pam has driven notable research to add beneficial components, such as lutein and prebiotics, to infant formulas. She has authored 27 publications in both peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Her innovative work has earned her prestigious awards at Abbott.
Before Abbott, Pam was an instructor of nutrition and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University where she served as the neonatal nutritionist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Pam earned a bachelor's degree in foods and nutrition from The University of Akron, a Master of Science in public health nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, and a PhD in nutrition science from the University of Texas. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric nutrition at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.