Dr. Bobbi Pineda

Dr. Bobbi Pineda |Clyto Access

Washington University Neonatal and Developmental Research group, USA

Keynote Speaker

Expertise: Pediatric acute care, feeding, therapy with high risk neonates, developmental assessment.


Dr. Pineda served in clinical roles at Tampa General Rehabilitation, All Children’s Hospital, Duke University Medical Center and University of Florida Shands Hospital from 1992 through 2006, where she gained expertise with outpatient and inpatient pediatric therapy, including services to fragile infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. The premature birth of her first child in addition to her ongoing interest in learning led her to pursue her PhD to conduct research with premature infants. Her dissertation investigated an educational intervention to promote breastfeeding in very low birth weight infants. Upon graduation with her PhD in 2006, she began working with Dr. Terrie Inder as a part of the Washington University Neonatal and Developmental Research group. She continues to explore factors that can improve the lives of infants born prematurely. Dr. Pineda has also been involved in an initiative to bridge the gap in therapy services following NICU discharge. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the National Association of Neonatal Therapists.


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