Maryann Bozzette

MaryAnn Bozzette, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

203 Seton Hall
College of Nursing, South Campus

Phone: 314-516-6069
Fax: 314-516-7093


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, D'Youville College, Buffalo, New York
  • Master in Parent and Child Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Research Interests

  • Interventions for premature infants
  • Social and perceptual development of high risk infants
  • Parent-infant interaction, Attachment, Breastfeeding

Selected Grants

  • "Transcranial Doppler Investigation of Neonate Arterial Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity." Principle investigator. Pilot study funded by ASU Center for Health Promotion for Children, Teens and Families, $10,000, 2006-2009.
  • "Physiologic Responses of Preterm Infants to Mother's Voice," Principle investigator, funded by UIC Center for Reducing Risks in Vulnerable Populations, (NIH/National Institute for Nursing Research) P30 NR07812, $10,000, 2004-2006.
  • "Development of Communication in Preterm Infants", Principle Investigator, Diane Holditch-Davis, Mentor, K01 Mentored Research Career Award funded by National Institute for Nursing Research,
  • NR000138 $550,000, 1999-2002 No cost extension, 2002-2004.
  • "Premature Infants Responses to Taped Maternal Voice", Maryann Bozzette, Dissertation, Susan Blackburn, Chair. National Research Service Award (NRSA), funded by NINR, 1994-1997.

Selected Publications

  • Bozzette, M., Holditch-Davis, D. (In press). A preliminary study of depressive symptoms in mothers of 3-year-old prematurely born children. Children's Health Care.
  • Bozzette, M., Posner, T. W. A. (2013). Increasing student nurses’ knowledge of breastfeeding in baccalaureate education. Nurse Education in Practice, 13, 228-232.
  • Bozzette, M.(2011). Overcoming challenges for nurse-led research in the neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Perinatal Neonatal Nursing, 2, 153-157.
  • Bozzette, M. (2008). Patterns of early communication between preterm infants and their mothers. Early Childhood Services, 2, 21-31.
  • Bozzette, M. (2008). Healthy preterm infant responses to taped maternal voice. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 44.307-316.
  • Marecki, M.A., Bozzette, M. (2008). Infection in the perinatal period.  The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 22, 173-174.
  • Bozzette, M. (2007). A review of the research on premature infant-mother interaction. Neonatal and Infant Nursing Reviews, 7, 49-55.
  • Shin Y., Bozzette, M., Kenner, C. Kim T-I. (2004). Evaluation of Korean newborns with the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. Journal of Obstetrical, Gynecological & Neonatal Nursing, 33, 589-596.

Selected Presentations

  • "Research on Late Preterm Infants" International Conference of Neonatal Nursing, Belfast, Ireland, September, 2013.
  • "Depressive Symptoms in Mother of Prematurely Born 3 Year Old Children", Western Institute of Nursing, Salt Lake City, Utah, April, 2009
  • "Salivary Cortisol Response in Preterm Infants to Mother’s Voice". Western Institute of Nursing Portland, OR, April, 2007
  • "Observation of Early Communication between full term infant and mothers", Symposium on Maternal and infant characteristics: Data-based recommendations for practice. National Congress on the State of the Science in Nursing Research (CANS), Washington, DC, October, 2006.
  • "Hybrid Online Neonatal Nursing Education: Best of Both Worlds-The ASU Experience", Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum, Washington DC, May 2006
  • "Parenting the Premature Infant", Neonatal/Pediatric Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, May 2006.
  • "Patterns of Interactive Communication between Preterm Infants and Their Mothers", Sigma theta Tau, Beta Upsilon Chapter, April 2005

Other Scholarly Activities

  • National Research Review Committee, AWHONN 2009-2012
  • Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Sigma Chapter secretary, 2013
  • STT Alpha Lambda Chapter Board member, 2002-2004
  • STT Alpha Lambda Chapter, Board secretary, 2004.

Honors and Awards

  • Professional Nurse Traineeship
  • Nursing scholarship, Puget Sound Chapter, March of Dimes Foundation
  • Developmental Science Institute
  • Junior Faculty Development Award
  • Memberships
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • International Society for Infant Studies
  • Association for Women’s Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing