Kristine  McCormick

Kristine McCormick

Kristine McCormick states that within weeks of her daughter’s death, her role became clear. She would speak for babies without a voice. She would help their mamas. Kristine has been a proud advocate of newborn health since 2009. Her focus has largely been on newborn heart screening or pulse oximetry. She successfully advocated for legislation in her home state of Indiana, which made pulse oximetry law in April 2011. She has helped other parents in other states work to make pulse oximetry the standard of care practice in their states as well as through her grassroots organization Pulse Ox Advocacy. Kristine’s current interests are screening for congenital heart defects before and shortly after birth, newborn screening and any issue that affects the health of infants from conception through the first year of life.