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Brenda T Hussey-Gardner
 

Brenda T Hussey-Gardner Ph.D., M.P.H.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
bhussey@peds.umaryland.edu
Location: 110 South Paca Street, 8th Floor
Phone: (410) 328-6003
Fax: (410) 328-1076

Personal History:

Education

  • 1981-1985: BS, Special Education, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 
  • 1985-1987: MA, Special Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
  • 1985-1987: MPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
  • 1991-1995: PhD, Early Childhood Special Education, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 

Academic Appointments

  • 1996-present: Adjunct Faculty of Special Education, University of Maryland College Park
  • 2000: Adjunct Faculty of Special Education, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2000-2003: Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 2000-2012: Adjunct Faculty of Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • 2003-2012: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 2012-present: Adjunct Faculty II of Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • 2012-present: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Other Employment

  • 1984: Research Assistant, Department of Special Education, University of Maryland 
  • 1985-1987: Graduate Assistant, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina 
  • 1987-1990: Project Coordinator and Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center 
  • 1989-1992: Instructor, Lifestyles Inc., Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital 
  • 1991-1995: Graduate Assistant, Department of Special Education, University of Maryland College Park

Research Interests:

Developmental outcomes of infants born prematurely, early intervention, parenting, developmental screening

Clinical Speciality:

Developmental evaluations of infants & toddlers, early intervention


Current Grants:

Maryland's PRIDE (PRemature Infant Developmental Enrichment Program), 1999-Present, Baltimore City Health Department

Best Beginnings Developmental Screen, 2012-present, Maryland State Department of Education Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Grant


Publications:

Copyrighted Publications

Hussey B. Understanding my signals: User's guide. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 1988.

Hussey B. Understanding my signals: Help for parents of premature infants. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 1988.

Hussey-Gardner B. Taking care of me: Help for parents of new babies. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 1989

Hussey-Gardner B. Taking care of me: Help for parents of new babies. 2nd ed. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 1991.

Hussey-Gardner B. Parenting to make a difference: Your one- to four-year old child. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 1992.

Hussey-Gardner B. Understanding my signals: Help for parents of premature infants. 2nd ed. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 1996.

Hussey-Gardner B. Understanding my signals: User's guide. 2nd ed. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 1996.

Hussey-Gardner B. Best Beginnings: Helping Parents Make a Difference. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 1999.

Hussey-Gardner B. Best Beginnings: Interview Chart. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 1999.

Hussey-Gardner B. Best Beginnings: Parent Questionnaires. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 2000.

Hussey-Gardner B. Best Beginnings Developmental Screen. Baltimore, MD; 2006.

Hussey-Gardner B. Understanding my signals: User's guide. 3rd ed. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 2008.

Hussey-Gardner B. Understanding my signals: Help for parents of premature infants. 3rd ed. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 2008.

Hussey-Gardner B. P-POD: Parents & Pediatricians Optimizing Development. An interactive app for developmental surveillance & parent education. Palo Alto, CA: VORT; 2012.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Hussey B. Signals of premature infants. Intensive Caring Unlimited. 1988; 6: 1&5.

Gowen J, Goldman B, Johnson-Martin N, Hussey B (1989). Object play and exploration of handicapped and nonhandicapped infants. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 1989; 10: 58-72.

Gowen J, Johnson-Martin N, Goldman B, Hussey B. Object play and exploration in children with and without disabilities: A longitudinal study. American Journal on Mental Retardation. 1992; 97: 21-38.

Hussey-Gardner B, Wachtel R, Viscardi R. Parent perceptions of a NICU Follow-Up Clinic. Neonatal Network. 1998: 17(1): 33-39.

Hussey-Gardner B, McNinch A , Anastasi J, Miller M. Early intervention best practice: Collaboration among an NICU, an early intervention program, and an NICU follow-up program. Neonatal Network. 2002; 21(3): 15-22.

Hess C, Teti D, Hussey-Gardner B. Self-efficacy and Parenting of High-Risk Infants: The Moderating Role of Parent Knowledge on Infant Development. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 2004; 25: 423-443.

Baschat AA, Viscardi RM, Hussey-Gardner B, Hashmi N, Harman C. Infant neurodevelopment following fetal growth restriction: relationship with antepartum surveillance parameters. Ultrasound Obstet GynecoI. 2009 Jan; 33(1):44-50.

Hussey-Gardner B. Family Centered Care in the NICU. eNeonatal. November 2008; 6(3):2-7.

Hussey-Gardner B, Famuyide M. Developmental Interventions in the NICU—What are the Developmental Benefits? NeoReviews. March 2009; 10(3); e113-e120.

Donohue PK, Hussey-Gardner B, Sulpar LJ, Fox R, Aucott SW. Parents’ perception of the back-transport of very-low-birth-weight infants to community hospitals. Journal of Perinatology. 2009 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Donohue PK, Hussey-Gardner B, Sulpar LJ, Fox R, Aucott SW. Convalescent care of NICU infants in community hospitals: risk or benefit? Journal of Pediatrics. July, 2009; 124(1):105-11.

Hussey-Gardner B, Fleury M. Maryland’s PRIDE: A state-of-the-art early intervention program for preterm and medically fragile infants. The Forum: National Association of Perinatal Social Workers. Fall, 2013.

Rose L, Herzig L, Hussey-Gardner, B. Analysis of current trends and changes over time early intervention programs across the nation. Peds in Review, January 2014.

Book Chapters

Hussey-Gardner B, Woodward T, Shulbank M, Freedman M (2003). Recreational opportunities for families of young children with disabilities. In: Bender M, Baglin C, eds. Implementing Recreation & Leisure Opportunities for Infants & Toddlers with Disabilities. Champaign, IL: Sagamore Publishing, Inc.; 2003: 25-33.

Hussey-Gardner B, Bernstein H. Transitions and Service Coordination in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education. In Taylor J, McGowan J, Linder T, eds. The Program Administrator's Guide to Early Childhood Special Education: Leadership, Development, and Supervision. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.; accepted for publication 2008.