Dr. Barbara Morrison, PhD, APRN- CNM, is the ultimate, passionate advocate, educator and scholar. She thrives on sharing her knowledge and understanding of Kangaroo (skin-to-skin) Care, breastfeeding, birth, newborns, newborn and family adaptation, bonding, and changing health care practices to provide optimal care to newborns and their families. Dr. Morrison has lived, learned and taught in New York City, Seattle, WA, the hills & hollers of eastern Kentucky, the farmlands of Central Illinois, the rust belt in Northeastern Ohio and currently in the health care and education (and basketball) meca of Wichita, Kansas. At Wichita State University Dr. Morrison is on faculty in the School of Nursing as an associate professor in the Janice M. Riordan Distinguished Professorship in Maternal Child Health. Honing her expertise over 35+ years of education, clinical practice and research in health care facilities and institutions of higher learning in all these locations, she has developed a vision: Changing health care and cultural practices to optimize the natural, innate abilities of infants, mothers and fathers to adapt, bond with and nurture each other for healthy, fulfilling lives.