Faculty: Cusson

Regina Cusson, dean of nursing on March 25, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Regina Cusson

P: (860) 486-0537
F: (860) 486-9085

University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Storrs Hall, Room 203
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, Connecticut 06269

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Infant Development
  • Maternal-Child Health
  • Nurse Practitioner Role Development

Research Funding

  • Interventions with preterm infants: Moderators of efficacy. National Institute of Child Health & Development. RO1 HD 38982 PI Doug Teti (UMD), Co-I Maureen Black (UMD), Co-I Regina Cusson (U of CT), Penny Glass (Children’s Hospital, National Medical Center), Rose Viscardi (UMD) $2.2 million. Subcontract with U of CT, $70,000 8/1/01 – 6/30/06.


  • Examination of advanced practice neonatal nursing roles in Great Britain. Research Advisory Council, U of CT Graduate School, Principal Investigator: Regina Cusson, Large Faculty Grant, $4500 (7/1/04-6/30/05)


  • Examination of advanced practice neonatal nursing roles in Great Britain, UConn Research Foundation, Small Faculty Award, $1,000 (5/04 to 12/04)


  • Program for the study of health care relationships. Donaghue Medical Research Foundation. PI: Sally Cohen, Site Director, U of CT: Regina Cusson $3.1 million. Subcontract with U of CT, $256,975 7/1/00 – 12/31/04.


  • Teti, D.M., Black, M.M., Viscardi, R., Glass, P., O’Connell, M.A., Baker, L., Cusson, R.M., & Hess, C.R. (2009). Intervention with African American, Premature Infants: Four-Month Results of an Early Intervention Program. Journal of Early Intervention, 31, 146-166.


  • Cusson, R.M. & Strange, S.N. (2008). Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role Transition: The Process of Re-Attaining Expert Status. Journal of Perinatal Neonatal Nursing. 22, 329-337.


  • Cusson, R.M. (2008).  State of the science of NNP education 2008. Advances in Neonatal Care. 8, 255.


  • Cusson, R.M., Buus-Frank, M.E., Flanagan, V.A., Miller, S., Zukowsky, K., & Rasmussen, L.  (2008). Surveying the current neonatal nurse practitioner workforce.  Journal of Perinatology, Epub July 24, 2008.

Professional Activities

  • UConn Site Coordinator, Program for The Study of Health Care Relationships


  • Coordinator, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Faculty Special Interest Group, Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum


  • Facilitator, ENRS Methods and Measurement Research Interest Group


  • Certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner by NCC