NICU Feeding Product Influencers

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NICU Feeding Product Influencers


Attached to this report is a list of 22 of the leading experts in NICU Feeding management. These were speakers at the 2019 Advances in NICU Feeding Management Conference in Boston. Although the research uncovered no social media directly addressing NICU feeding products, information on five active neonatologists and the EBNEO, a non-profit association for Neonatologists with over 7,500 followers, has been provided below.

Neonatologists active on Social Media

  • Jonathan Swan, MD, is a neonatologist at the University of Virginia Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Swan has 515 followers and posts about neonatal information in general.
  • Christine Perez is a Neonatal Nurse, Doctoral Student Public Health with the account @NICUthoughts. She has 276 followers and posts general information and questions about neonatology.
  • Arpitha Chiruvolu MD is a neonatologist, medical director, and clinical researcher at Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. Texas. She has 361 followers and primarily retweets links to current research.
  • Ravi Mangal Patel MD is a neonatologist and clinical researcher at Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Patel has 1,765 followers and is an active tweeter about neonatal medicine and research. He is a Board member of EBNEO.
  • Amy Hair MD is a Neonatologist at Texas Children's Hospital. She specializes in Neonatal Nutrition and is a Scientific Adviser for the NEC Society. She has 695 followers and posts primarily about Neonatal Nutrition.
  • Much of the information retweeted by the above influencers is published by the EBNEO, the Evidence-Based Neonatology Society. The EBNEO has an active Twitter feed and could be considered a key influencer in the field of neonatology. They have 7,251 followers worldwide.

Research Strategy

The research began with a search of social media using the hashtags #NICU, #preemienutrition, #neonatal, #neonates, and #PICU.

The results of those searches provided links to Mirisolutions. Mirisolutions "develops, produces, markets, and sells the Miris HMA — Human Milk Analyzer (HMA). The HMA is used to analyze breast milk for individual nutrition of preterm babies."

From there, we found links to neonatologists. All the posters were focused on COVID-19 and neonates for the past month. We checked their posts before early March to determine the kinds of posts before the pandemic.

Finally, we have provided a list of the 22 speakers at the 2019 “Advances in NICU Feeding Management” Conference held in Boston, MA, on May 2, 3, and 4. All of these can be considered experts in the general field of neonatology and NICU feeding. Many have active research and publication sites but have minimal to no active social media presence.




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