Dr. Carol Wagner, a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist, has extensive experience in clinical studies. She is an attending neonatologist and Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She has been a member of ISRHML since 1995, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Breastfeeding and Perinatal sections, a Fellow in the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and is an elected member in the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences.
Her clinical activities as a neonatologist dovetail with her strong research interests in human milk, lactation, and vitamin D. Dr. Wagner has written several articles about breastfeeding, growth factors and structure in human milk, and vitamin D requirements in pregnant and lactating women. She is co-principal investigator with Dr. Bruce Hollis of a recently completed NIH/NICHD-supported vitamin D supplementation trial involving pregnant women and their infants and an ongoing clinical trial of vitamin D supplementation involving lactating women and their infants.
She is also principal investigator of another recently completed trial funded by the Thrasher Research Fund involving vitamin D supplementation of pregnant women in community health centers, with ongoing three-year follow-up of the children. Dr. Wagner actively collaborates with Drs. Hollis and Taylor on several ongoing vitamin D and human milk studies.