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Ingrid Dixon , RN, IBCLCUniversity of Oklahoma PhD
Ingrid Dixon is an RN and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who is concurrently enrolled in the Masters of Nursing Education and PhD program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. Ingrid earned a Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing from Houston Community College in 2009, where she also served as President of the Student Government Association. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in 2013. Ingrid’s career has focused on maternal-child health. She has served as an inpatient RN and IBCLC caring for mothers and babies. She served as Assistant Director of the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center. Ingrid has served as a Clinical Instructor in both Associates and Bachelor’s degree Nursing programs as well as for nutritional sciences at the College of Alllied Health. Ingrid has been an invited speaker for the State and National Association of Women’s Health Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) Conference, International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Conference. Ingrid was selected for the Women and Child Health Initiative Pre-Doctoral Scholarship and for Leadership HSC, an interdisciplinary, inter-college educational experience, to equip students with the necessary tools to become effective leaders. Ingrid’s focus for her PhD studies is on interventions to facilitate development of responsiveness between mothers and infants. It is Ingrid’s focus to study if parental education about infant behaviors, reflexes, and cues can influence responsiveness as it relates to infant feeding decisions.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Preventive Health
Dissertation: Fostering maternal responsiveness to infant nonverbal communication.