GOLD Speakers


Ilana Azulay Chertok, PhD, RN, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Complex Medical Issues in the Lactating Parent Lecture Pack
  • Country: Israel

Dr. Ilana Azulay Chertok is a Professor and Associate Director of Nursing Research and Scholarship at the Ohio University, College of Health Sciences and Professions, School of Nursing. She earned her bachelor’s in international relations and nursing, master’s in nursing, doctorate (PhD) in epidemiology, and post-doctorate in nursing research. The primary focus of her research is national and global maternal-infant health, specifically lactation and breastfeeding research. She has published and presented her work in national and international journals, conferences, and other professional forums. Dr. Chertok has served as a mentor to undergraduate students, graduate students, and health professionals of various disciplines including nursing, medicine, and public health. Currently, she is the lead PI on a study examining the differences in breastfeeding and breast milk between women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus.