Dr. Sables-Baus works at The Children’s Hospital in Aurora, CO as a Critical Care Nurse Scientist and has joint appointments with the University Of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department Of Pediatrics as well as the College of Nursing as an Assistant Professor. The focus of Dr. Sables-Baus’ work is the decrease of neurodevelopmental morbidity for hospitalized neonates and infants as well as the optimization of their developmental course and outcomes. Individualized developmental care has been shown to be effective in supporting the neonate and infant’s health and development as well as their family’s well being. As a board certified Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dr. Sables-Baus provides neurobehavioral assessments examining critically ill infant’s thresholds of moving from organization to disorganization and stress, as exhibited by the infant’s behavior. Recommendations are rendered for dynamic adjustment of the care and environment to increase the infant’s self –regulation and organization and decrease the infant’s stress. Dr. Sables-Baus’ primary research focus is neurodevelopmental outcomes, including oral feeding, for neonates and infants born with a congenital heart defect requiring immediate surgical repair. Her secondary line of research is neurodevelopmental outcomes for infants with chronic lung disease requiring prolonged hospitalization, tracheotomy, ventilator support and a gastrostomy tube for nutrition.