faculty profile

Elizabeth (Bette) Moore   PhD, RN, IBCLC

Associate Professor of Nursing

Bio

Elizabeth Moore, PhD, RN, IBCLC is an Associate Professor of Nursing. She was employed as a hospital based lactation consultant and maternal-infant clinical nurse specialist for many years before assuming her position at the school of nursing in 2005.

Education

  • PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • MSN, Catholic University of America
  • BSN, University of Rochester

Academic Interests

Dr. Moore's research interests include women's breastfeeding attitudes and self-efficacy beliefs, early mother-infant shin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care), the use of meta-analysis to evaluate clinical interventions in nursing.

Grants

The effects of medical play on young children's pain and distress during burn wound care. Funded by the Vanderbilt Research Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. (Role: Co-PI with Wells, N., & Bennett, K.) 2010

Randomized controlled trial of very early mother-infant skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding status. Funded by the Dissertation Enhancement Award from Vanderbilt University. (Role: Co-PI with Anderson, G.) 2004

Randomized controlled trial of very early mother-infant skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding status. Funded by a research grant from Medela Corporation. (Role: Co-PI with Anderson, G.) 2003

Prenatal and postpartum focus groups with primiparas: Breastfeeding attitudes, support, self-efficacy and intention. Funded by a research grant from the Iota Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. (Role: Co-PI with Coty, M.B.) 1999

Representative Publications

Journals

Moore, E. (2010). Systematic review: Mothers bottle feeding their babies feel negative emotions such as guilt and worry, and receive little information about bottle feeding. Evidence Based Nursing, 13(1), 27-28. doi:10.1136/ebn1011

Bramson, L., Lee, J.W., Moore, E., Montgomery, S., Neish, C., Bahjri, K. & Melcher C.L. (2010). Effect of early skin-to-skin mother-infant contact during the first 3 hours following birth on exclusive breastfeeding during the maternity hospital stay.Journal of Human Lactation, 26, 130-137.

Moore, E.R., Anderson, G. C., & Bergman, N. (2007). Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their health newborn infants. (Updated Cochrane review) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Issue 3, 2007.

Moore, E., & Anderson, G. (2007). Randomized controlled trial of very early mother-infant skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding status. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 52, 116-125.

Moore, E., & Coty, M. B. (2006). Prenatal and postpartum focus groups with primiparas: Breastfeeding attitudes, support, self-efficacy and intention. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20, 35-46.

Anderson, G. C., Moore, E.R., Hepworth, J. & Bergman, N. (2003). Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their health newborn infants. (Cochrane review) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Issue 2, 2003.

Anderson, G. C., Moore, E.R., Hepworth, J., & Bergman, N. (2002). Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants. (Cochrane protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Issue 1, 2002.

Moore, E., Bianchi-Gray, M., & Stephens, L. (1991). A community hospital based breastfeeding counseling service. Pediatric Nursing, 17, 383-389.

Moore, E., Strickland, R., Melcher, M., & Walker, J. (1988). Protecting our children through kid safe. Pediatric Nursing, 14, 32-36.

Mentor

  • Dissertation committee member: 1 completed

Professional Organizations

  • International Lactation Consultant Association, member, 1989-Present
    Member Research Committee, 2008
  • American Academy of Nursing Breastfeeding Expert Panel member