Ann Cuccia, BS, RRT-NPS, RPFT
Clinical Assistant Professor
Professor Cuccia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Longwood University, Virginia and Bachelor of Science degree in Cardiorespiratory Sciences (CRS) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Ann worked as a respiratory therapist at Stony Brook University Hospital where she was promoted to Coordinator of the Respiratory Care Unit, a unit specifically created for tracheostomized patients who had difficulty being weaned from mechanical ventilation. She later accepted a position in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Southampton Hospital in Southampton, NY. There Ann provided healthy-lifestyle and disease self-management education, offered support to patients with both chronic lung and cardiac disease, managed the pulmonary function lab, and provided clinical instruction for students.
Ann serves as committee member and Board member on several university, professional, and civic organizations and serves as a reviewer for the peer-reviewed journal Respiratory Care. She is currently serving on the Stony Brook University Tobacco Free Campus Task Force and the university’s Healthier U Committee. Shen has co-authored several research papers related to aerosol medicine and mechanical ventilation. Professor Cuccia teaches the program’s courses in mechanical ventilation, patient assessment, and pulmonary pathology. Her research interests include lung cancer, COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, and aerosol medicine. Professor Cuccia is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Stony Brook University.