Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

Suzanne Thoyre, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
  • Extensive background as a neonatal nurse and nurse scientist
  • Founding member of the Feeding Flock research team
  • Lead developer, along with Catherine Shaker, of the Early Feeding Skills (EFS) clinician-based assessment tool
  • Lead developer of the Pediatric Eating Assessment Tool (PediEAT)
  • Co-developer of the NeoEAT, the ChOMPS, the Impact Scales, and the FaMM FEED assessment tools
  • Principal Investigator of 4 studies funded by the National Institute of Health focused on early infant and parent feeding
  • Currently studying how pediatric feeding disorders develop between birth and the age of 2 years among children who have developmental risk factors
  • My primary career goal has been to help nurses and families partner more effectively with infants and young children as they learn how to eat