Rosemarie B. Greco Term Endowed Professorship in Advocacy
Professor of Nursing
Co-Faculty Director, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research, School of Social Policy & Practice
Associate Director, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Cynthia Anne Connolly loved being a pediatric nurse practitioner and a clinical nurse specialist. But from the day she discovered that she could combine her love of nursing with healthcare history, she began to focus on understanding and interpreting the historical forces that have shaped children’s healthcare delivery and family policy in the United States.

“My research focuses on the forces that have shaped child health care policy and delivery, to help us understand where we are today and how to move forward.


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • MSN , University of Rochester, 1987
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1980