About Us

About Us

We're committed to supporting NICU families

Our team understands the unique challenges and stresses families in the NICU face from the very first day of their baby's life, throughout the NICU journey and even once at home. We bring together expertise in pediatrics and neonatology, neonatal and child development, user experience design, and technology development. We are committed to using our expertise to support families in the NICU with developmentally appropriate, cutting-edge, user-friendly information technologies.

Our values

Support All Humans

We are here to support human beings of all sizes in difficult times. We recognize at the other end of this technological intervention there is a parent or a family member with a sick child.

Find the Silver Lining. Everyday

We work hard to make life easier for our users, bringing more hope and optimism in complicated and stressful situations. Cautious optimism undergirds the quality of our work. We strive to look on the bright side and show that in our work.


Craig Garfield, MD, MAPP

Co-PI & Project Lead
Craig oversees the the project operations, focusing on impacts of the intervention on NICU family health outcome measures.

Joshua E. Santiago

Project manager
Josh is responsible for planning and overseeing the project including budget plan and resource management.

Young Seok Lee, PhD

Co-PI & Project Lead
Young oversees the project planning and operations, focusing on the user experience design and product development.

Rebecca A. Christie

Customer Support Specialist
Rebecca is responsible for diagnosing and troubleshooting customers' problems with the application and information.

Kathleen O'Sullivan, MS, CCLS

Chief Content Developer
Kathleen creates and personalizes NICU2HOME’s content to inspire, support, educate and empower families.

Liam P. Warner-Shifflett

Research Intern
Liam provides research and project support including data analysis, education content review, and website development.


• Garfield, C.F., Lee, Y.S., Warner-Shifflett L., Christie, R. , Jackson, K.L., Miller, E. (2021) Maternal and paternal depression symptoms during NICU stay and transition home, Petriatrics, 148 (2) e2020042747
• Garfield, C.F., Simon, C.D., Rutsohn, J., Lee, YS (2017) Stress From the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to Home: Paternal and Maternal Cortisol Rhythms in Parents of Premature Infants, Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 32 (3), 257-265

• Garfield, C. F., Lee, Y. S., Kim, H. N., Rutsohn, J., Kahn, J. Y., Mustanski, B., & Mohr, D. C. (2016). Supporting parents of premature infants transitioning from the NICU to home: A pilot randomized control trial of a smartphone application.

• Kim, H. N., Garfield, C., and Lee Y. (2015). Paternal and Maternal Information and Communication Technology Usage as Their Very Low Birth Weight Infants Transition Home from the NICU. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
• Garfield, C., Lee, Y., and Kim, H. N. (2014). Paternal and Maternal Concerns for their Very Low Birth Weight Infants Transitioning from the NICU to Home. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
• Garfield, C.F., Lee, Y.S., Bolcki, K, Kim, H.N. (2012) "Am I able to be a good parent?” Mothers’ and Fathers’ Concerns of VLBW NICU Graduates Transitioning Home. Poster presentation at Pediatric Academic Society meeting, May 2012.
• Lee, Y.S., Garfield, C.F., Kim, H.N. (2012) Self-efficacy theory as a framework for interventions that support parents of NICU parents, 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, San Diego, CA, U.S.A. May 21-24, 2012.
• Garfield, C.F. and Lee, Y.S. (2011) Designing an mHealth program to meet the needs and en-hance usage among parents of Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Poster presentation at mHealth Summit, Washington, DC. December 2011
• Lee, Y.S., Garfield, C., Massey, N., Chaysinh, S., Hassan, S. (2011) NICU-2-HOME: Supporting the transition to home from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit using a mobile application, Work-In-Progress, ACM CHI 2011.

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