Associate Professor of Pediatrics, NICU Developmental Specialist
University of Maryland Children's Hospital
Dr. Hussey-Gardner has 30+ years of research and clinical experience with infants, toddlers, and their families. Currently, Dr. Hussey-Gardner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she is the Director of Maryland’s PRIDE. Since 2000, Dr. Hussey-Gardner has received over $2.5 million dollars in grants to operate and study this program. She is also the coordinator of the NICU Follow-Up Program and the developmental specialist for this program and the NICU.
Dr. Hussey-Gardner has been the author or co-author of 20 articles, co-authored 3 textbook chapters, and developed 6 web-based professional training modules. In addition, she has given over 225 presentations and participated in over 30 television, radio, magazine or Internet interviews. In addition, Dr. Hussey-Gardner has developed and published Understanding My Signals: Help for Parents of Premature Infants, Taking Care of Me: Help for Parents of New Babies, Parenting to Make a Difference: Your One to Four Year Old Child, Best Beginnings: Helping Parents Make a Difference, and PPOD: Parents & Pediatricians Optimizing Development. She is also the creator of the Best Beginnings Developmental Screen.
Dr. Hussey-Gardner chairs the Maryland State Interagency Coordinating Council whose job is to advise and assist the early childhood intervention and education system of services in Maryland. She also serves on the Maryland Early Childhood Advisory Council, whose purpose is to coordinate statewide early childhood care and education efforts.