Faculty: Cusson

Regina Cusson

Regina Cusson

Professor Emeritus

University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Storrs, Connecticut 06269

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Infant Development

Maternal-Child Health

Nurse Practitioner Role Development


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.

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.

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