Michael T. Hynan
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1974
I continue to work in the area of studying emotional distress in parents of high-risk babies. Dr. Jennifer Callahan, a former graduate student, and I revised the Perinatal PTSD Questionnaire (PPQ-II). I continue to give talks throughout the country to both high-risk parents and perinatal professionals, advocating the support of parents and family-centered neonatal care. Recently I have been invited to give March of Dimes sponsored Grand Rounds in ME and NC where I describe my research on posttraumatic stress in parents that have had a baby in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). I am also a member of the March of Dimes Chapter NICU Action Committee at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and I continue to be active in the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC). In 2009 I became a member of the Board of Directors of the National Perinatal Association (NPA), and I am the chair of the NPA Research Committee.