MA Faculty Member
Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, earned her undergraduate degree from New York University, her Master’s Degree from Pacific Oaks College (Human Development specializing in Human Lactation) and her Doctorate from The Union Institute and University (Psychology, specializing in Energetic and Transformational Healing). Her original research on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. She authored the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF) during her Master’s Degree program. The ATLFF remains the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months. People recognize her as an expert on infant sucking issues and the treatment of same. As an innovator, she invented the Hazelbaker™ FingerFeeder to address these sucking problems. She authored multiple monographs and articles on lactation theory and management, served on the Journal of Human Lactation Editorial Review board for more than a decade, is on the Editorial Review Board for the Clinical Lactation Journal and reviews monographs, books and DVDs for the JHL and the ILCA Globe. In 2010, she revised her Master’s thesis on tongue-tie into a comprehensive book on the condition: Tongue-tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment and Treatment for Aidan and Eva Press, an imprint of PanSophia Press, LLC. Her doctoral dissertation “Toward a Unified Theory of Healing: a Grounded Theory Study” was nominated for the Marvin B. Sussman Award for Academic Excellence. She is currently revising it into a book.