Diane Thulier, Ph.D, R.N.
Assistant Professor - College of Nursing
Since the beginning of her career, Dr. Thulier has worked in the area of maternal child nursing. Her areas of specialty include antepartum, labor & delivery, post-partum, lactation, and newborn care. She worked to help establish one of Rhode Island's first outpatient lactation services for women seeking breastfeeding support. In 2014, in her role as clinical educator at South County Hospital, she was nominated for the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses and also for the "Staff Satisfaction Champion". Nominated leaders are considered role models in leading towards a culture of high staff satisfaction.
Currently, Dr. Thulier is the coordinator of the maternal child health, nursing course. She teaches nursing students in classroom and clinical settings. In addition, she teaches nursing research courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Ph.D University of Rhode Island, 2013
M.S. University of Rhode Island, 1999
B.S. University of Rhode Island, 1993
Diploma Newport Hospital School of Nursing, 1989
Determining expected amounts of weight loss for breastfed infants after birth.
Exploring LGBTQ birth and parenting experiences.
Thulier, D. (2010). A call for clarity in infant breast and bottle-feeding definitions for research. JOGNN, 39, 627-634. DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2010.01197.x
Labbok, M. & Thulier, D. (2011). On “A call for clarity in infant breast and bottle-feeding definitions for research” JOGNN, 140-141.
Thulier, D. (2009). The History of Breastfeeding in America. Journal of Human Lactation, 25(1), 85-94.
Thulier, D. & Mercer, J. (2009). A Review of Variables Associated with Breastfeeding Duration. JOGNN, 38, 259-268.