Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, a maternal-fetal medicine and breastfeeding expert in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2010, has been promoted to full professor.

She is also the Distinguished Scholar in Infant and Young Child Feeding Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. In addition to her clinical roles in maternal-fetal medicine and as Director of Lactation Services at UNC Hospitals, Stuebe’s research activities include exploring the role of oxytocin in women’s health and postpartum depression and on developing models for holistic care of families during the 4th Trimester.

In 2018, Stuebe led a revised opinion on postpartum care from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) that establishes a “fourth trimester” of comprehensive care for new mothers.