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Regina M Cusson PhD, NNP-BC, APRN, FAAN

TitleInterim Dean
InstitutionUniversity of Connecticut
DepartmentNursing Deans Office
AddressUNIT 2026
Storrs Hall, UNIT 2026
231 Glenbrook Road
Phone860-486-0537
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    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Connecticut
    DepartmentNursing Instruction and Research


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    1. Tuthill EL, McGrath JM, Graber M, Cusson RM, Young SL. Breastfeeding Self-efficacy: A Critical Review of Available Instruments. J Hum Lact. 2016 Feb; 32(1):35-45. PMID: 26319113.
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    2. Cong X, Ludington-Hoe SM, Hussain N, Cusson RM, Walsh S, Vazquez V, Briere CE, Vittner D. Parental oxytocin responses during skin-to-skin contact in pre-term infants. Early Hum Dev. 2015 Jul; 91(7):401-6. PMID: 25988992.
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    3. Briere CE, McGrath JM, Cong X, Brownell E, Cusson R. Direct-Breastfeeding Premature Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Hum Lact. 2015 Aug; 31(3):386-92. PMID: 25900843.
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    4. Tuthill EL, Butler LM, McGrath JM, Cusson RM, Makiwane GN, Gable RK, Fisher JD. Cross-cultural adaptation of instruments assessing breastfeeding determinants: a multi-step approach. Int Breastfeed J. 2014; 9:16. PMID: 25285151; PMCID: PMC4185181.
    5. Meharry PM, Cusson RM, Stiller R, Vázquez M. Maternal influenza vaccination: evaluation of a patient-centered pamphlet designed to increase uptake in pregnancy. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jul; 18(5):1205-14. PMID: 24057990.
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    6. Briere CE, McGrath J, Cong X, Cusson R. An integrative review of factors that influence breastfeeding duration for premature infants after NICU hospitalization. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2014 May-Jun; 43(3):272-81. PMID: 24689979.
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    7. Briere CE, McGrath J, Cong X, Cusson R. State of the science: a contemporary review of feeding readiness in the preterm infant. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2014 Jan-Mar; 28(1):51-8; quiz E3-4. PMID: 24476652.
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    8. Cong X, McGrath JM, Cusson RM, Zhang D. Pain assessment and measurement in neonates: an updated review. Adv Neonatal Care. 2013 Dec; 13(6):379-95. PMID: 24300956.
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    9. Bellini S, McCauley P, Cusson RM. The doctor of nursing practice graduate as faculty member. Nurs Clin North Am. 2012 Dec; 47(4):547-56. PMID: 23137605.
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    10. Cong X, Cusson RM, Walsh S, Hussain N, Ludington-Hoe SM, Zhang D. Effects of skin-to-skin contact on autonomic pain responses in preterm infants. J Pain. 2012 Jul; 13(7):636-45. PMID: 22595172.
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    11. Cook L, Bellini S, Cusson RM. Heparinized saline vs normal saline for maintenance of intravenous access in neonates: an evidence-based practice change. Adv Neonatal Care. 2011 Jun; 11(3):208-15. PMID: 21730915.
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    12. Cong X, Cusson RM, Hussain N, Zhang D, Kelly SP. Kangaroo care and behavioral and physiologic pain responses in very-low-birth-weight twins: a case study. Pain Manag Nurs. 2012 Sep; 13(3):127-38. PMID: 22929600.
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    13. Cusson RM, Strange SN. Neonatal nurse practitioner role transition: the process of reattaining expert status. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2008 Oct-Dec; 22(4):329-37. PMID: 19011499.
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    14. Cusson RM. State of the Science of NNP Education 2008. Adv Neonatal Care. 2008 Oct; 8(5):255. PMID: 18827513.
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    15. Cusson RM, Buus-Frank ME, Flanagan VA, Miller S, Zukowsky K, Rasmussen L. A survey of the current neonatal nurse practitioner workforce. J Perinatol. 2008 Dec; 28(12):830-6. PMID: 18650829.
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    16. Engler AJ, Cusson RM, Brockett RT, Cannon-Heinrich C, Goldberg MA, West MG, Petow W. Neonatal staff and advanced practice nurses' perceptions of bereavement/end-of-life care of families of critically ill and/or dying infants. Am J Crit Care. 2004 Nov; 13(6):489-98. PMID: 15568654.
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    17. Cusson RM. Factors influencing language development in preterm infants. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2003 May-Jun; 32(3):402-9. PMID: 12774883.
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    18. Engler AJ, Ludington-Hoe SM, Cusson RM, Adams R, Bahnsen M, Brumbaugh E, Coates P, Grieb J, McHargue L, Ryan DL, Settle M, Williams D. Kangaroo care: national survey of practice, knowledge, barriers, and perceptions. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2002 May-Jun; 27(3):146-53. PMID: 12015442.
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    19. Cusson RM, Viggiano NM. Transition to the neonatal nurse practitioner role: making the change from the side to the head of the bed. Neonatal Netw. 2002 Mar; 21(2):21-8. PMID: 11923997.
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    20. Cusson RM, Madonia JA, Taekman JB. The effect of environment on body site temperatures in full-term neonates. Nurs Res. 1997 Jul-Aug; 46(4):202-7. PMID: 9261293.
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    21. Wilson J, Arnold C, Connor R, Cusson R. Evaluation of oxygen delivery with the use of nasopharyngeal catheters and nasal cannulas. Neonatal Netw. 1996 Jun; 15(4):15-22. PMID: 8716524.
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    22. Cusson RM. Research utilization: applying research findings to practice. Neonatal Netw. 1995 Mar; 14(2):81. PMID: 7746243.
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    23. Gunderson LP, Cusson RM. Instrumentation in neonatal research: arterial blood pressure monitoring. Neonatal Netw. 1994 Oct; 13(7):51-3. PMID: 7862067.
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    24. DiPietro JA, Cusson RM, Caughy MO, Fox NA. Behavioral and physiologic effects of nonnutritive sucking during gavage feeding in preterm infants. Pediatr Res. 1994 Aug; 36(2):207-14. PMID: 7970936.
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    25. DiPietro JA, Caughy MO, Cusson R, Fox NA. Cardiorespiratory functioning of preterm infants: stability and risk associations for measures of heart rate variability and oxygen saturation. Dev Psychobiol. 1994 Apr; 27(3):137-52. PMID: 8200487.
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    26. Cusson RM, Lee AL. Parental interventions and the development of the preterm infant. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1994 Jan; 23(1):60-8. PMID: 8176529.
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    27. Gunderson LP, Cusson RM. Biological measures for nursing research: pulse oximetry. Neonatal Netw. 1993 Dec; 12(8):71-2. PMID: 8121362.
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    28. Cusson RM. Instruments in neonatal research: measuring attachment behavior. Neonatal Netw. 1993 Jun; 12(4):69-71. PMID: 8510627.
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    29. Cusson RM. Rice-based oral rehydration fluid in the treatment of infant diarrhea. J Pediatr Nurs. 1992 Dec; 7(6):414-5. PMID: 1291678.
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    30. Cusson RM, Conway A. The research project: getting started. Neonatal Netw. 1992 Apr; 11(3):62-3. PMID: 1574048.
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    31. Cusson RM. Innovations in cardiopulmonary care of the low-birth-weight infant. NAACOGS Clin Issu Perinat Womens Health Nurs. 1992; 3(1):62-74. PMID: 1562447.
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    32. Cusson RM. Attitudes toward breast-feeding among female high-school students. Pediatr Nurs. 1985 May-Jun; 11(3):189-91. PMID: 3846876.
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