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Member Profile

Ilana R.  Azulay Chertok, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC

Professor, Associate Director

Nursing Research & Scholarship-CHSP

Grover Center E365


Member Type: Investigator 

Research Interest

  • Maternal-infant health epidemiology
  • Lactation outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Prenatal smoking cessation promotion
  • International breastfeeding research

Selected Publications

Chertok, I. R. A., & Sherby, E. (2016). Breastfeeding self-efficacy of women with and without gestational diabetes. MCN. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 41(3), 173–178.

Haile, Z. T., Oza-Frank, R., Azulay Chertok, I. R., & Passen, N. (2016). Association between History of Gestational Diabetes and Exclusive Breastfeeding at Hospital Discharge. Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 32(3), NP36-43.

Oza-Frank, R., Chertok, I., & Bartley, A. (2015). Differences in breast-feeding initiation and continuation by maternal diabetes status. Public Health Nutrition, 18(4), 727–735.

Jagiello, K. P., & Azulay Chertok, I. R. (2015). Women’s Experiences With Early Breastfeeding After Gestational Diabetes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN / NAACOG, 44(4), 500–509.

Grapov, D., Lemay, D. G., Weber, D., Phinney, B. S., Azulay Chertok, I. R., Gho, D. S., … Smilowitz, J. T. (2015). The human colostrum whey proteome is altered in gestational diabetes mellitus. Journal of Proteome Research, 14(1), 512–520.

Nolan, J.A., McCrone, S., & Chertok, I.R.A. (2011). The maternal experience of having diabetes in pregnancy. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 23(11), 611–618.

For more publications please link to PubMed: Chertok & Azulay Chertok

Honors and Awards

UNCC Project Mosaic Research Mentor 2016
UNCC International Women’s Day Honoree 2016
UNCC ADVANCE Leadership Fellow 2015-2016

Related Links

March of Dimes
Smoking and Pregnancy Report (pdf)
West Virginia Executive

Family Medicine Faculty Positions
Diabetes Registry