Diane Thulier began her career as a registered nurse on the Women's Wing of South County Hospital in Wakefield, RI. She worked in the labor and delivery, ante-partum, post-partum, newborn nursery, and women's medical-surgical settings.
She became an international board certified lactation consultant in 1999 and helped to establish one of Rhode Island's first, hospital based out-patient lactation offices.
In 2007, her academic career began in earnest when she joined the faculty at the College of Nursing at URI. Currently, she is the lead teacher for the undergraduate Childbearing and Reproductive Health course. She continues to work per diem on the Women's Wing of South County Hospital.
Since 2007, Ms. Thulier has been enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the CON. Her dissertation focuses on the impact of maternal over hydration during labor and infant weight loss. She is also involved in clinical research at W&I Hospital which focuses on the management of the umbilical cord in term infants.
Selected Recent Publications
Thulier, D. (2010). A call for clarity in infant breast and bottle-feeding definitions for research. JOGNN, 39, 627-634.
Thulier, D. & Mercer (2009). Variables associated with breastfeeding duration. JOGNN, 38, 259-268.
Thulier, D. (2009). Breastfeeding in America: A history of influencing factors. Journal of Human Lactation, 25(1), 85-94.