Louise Reagan, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Dr. Reagan is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with 18 years of expertise providing primary care to ethnically diverse persons with multiple chronic illnesses including diabetes. Dr. Reagan, a member of the Center for Correctional health at the University of Connecticut, has served as project director of the New York University study site for a multisite NHLBI funded RO1 (HL118189-01) testing the efficacy of self-management training and support in virtual environments, conducted research to enhance correctional nursing workforce development and explored the relationships of diabetes knowledge, self-care behavior, illness representation and glycemic control among incarcerated persons. Dr. Reagan’s research interests include developing and testing behavioral interventions to improve self-management of chronic conditions specifically diabetes and quality of life among vulnerable populations -more recently person’s with a history of an incarceration experience.


Degree Institution Major Area of Study Year
Postdoctoral Fellow New York University, College of Nursing Diabetes and Chronic Illness Self-management 2014-2016
PhD University of Connecticut Nursing 2014
Post Master’s Certificate University of Connecticut Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Primary Care 1997
MS University of Connecticut Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care 1993
BS Western Connecticut State College Nursing 1980
Contact Information
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Vernon, CT 06066