Faculty Profile: Lynne Andreozzi Fontaine, Ph.D.

Lynne Andreozzi Fontaine, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Bio Med Pediatrics
Work: +1 401-274-1122-x-48921


Dr. Andreozzi Fontaine is the coordinator of the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS) Training Program.  She utilizes the NNNS for clinical, research, and teaching purposes, specifically in consultation with newborn nurseries.  She is certified to train others on the proper administration, scoring, and interpretation of the NNNS.  Her additional clinical work at the center encompasses the assessment of infants and young children, and behavioral consultation with area professionals and caregivers.  Her current research interests include attachment and substance exposed infants.

Research Description

My research focuses on the neuroehavioral performance of infants at risk either through prenatal substance exposure or prematurity with the goal of examining long term outcome. My research has also focused on early attachment relationships.

Grants and Awards




Funded Research

Co-Investigator: Vulnerable Infants Program of Rhode Island (VIP2-RI); Funded by Children's Bureau, Abandoned Infants Assistance Grant; 2005 – 2009; Total amount awarded over 4 years= 1,555,780.00.

Teaching Experience

CCRI Developmental Psychology; Total # of students per year - 180
CCRI General Psychology; Total # of students per year – 60
Brown University Infant and Child Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate Program, 2011

Brown Center for Children, Women and Infants Hospital Pediatric Resident's Behavioral Rotation Monthly seminar on Infant Neurobehavioral Exams (NNNS) and Special Education Process; Approximately 2 Residents per month

Brown Center for Children, NNNS Training Coordinator, Supervise training of approximately 20 trainees/year.