Dr. Ilana R. A. Chertok is an Associate Professor at WVU’s School of Nursing. As an epidemiologist, nurse researcher, and lactation consultant, the primary focus of her research is examining factors influencing maternal-infant health and lactation outcomes among women of various cultures. She is an international researcher, conducting research in the USA and in Israel. Dr. Chertok has also been conducting population-based research, in an effort to elucidate some of the health issues affecting maternal-infant dyads in West Virginia. For more information, please visit http://www.etsu.edu/heppa/default.aspx. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and a book chapter as well as presented her work in national and international forums.