Dr. Hamilton-Solum is a clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas School of Nursing at Austin, where she has taught nursing students in clinical nursing practice, communication, and writing courses since 2008. Her professional nursing practice experience also includes NICU nursing, acute care clinical quality improvement, and teaching community based childbirth preparation and breastfeeding classes. Her passion for supporting lactating mothers began as a community clinic volunteer, educator, and admissions coordinator as well as in working with NICU families. Her dissertation work is focused on breastfeeding mothers employed outside of the home and she participates in multiple evidence-based efforts related to maternal child health and global health.
Dr. Hamilton-Solum has held International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification since 2013 and is an active member of The International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) and the 2020 ILCA conference planning committee. Her interest in international perinatal health also includes current global classroom projects at UT Austin.