Marissa Bunch will finish courses toward her PhD in Nursing at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville this year. She received her MSN at Vanderbilt University in August 2008 and was certified as a primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2008. She has worked as a nurse practitioner in a pediatric clinic in Cleveland, TN, rounding in the newborn nursery and in the local hospital. For the past six years, she has worked in pediatric urgent care in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her research focuses on care of the newborn and early neuro-endocrine development. Marissa teaches undergraduate pediatric clinicals and is certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and in Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation. She is a fellow in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and a member of the developmental / behavioral special interest group as well as a member of the Childbirth and Postpartum Association (CAPPA).