Dr Cushman graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and completed residency at Highland Hospital/University of Rochester. At UConn, his faculty roles have included medical director, program director, and department chair. His academic interests include asthma, doctor-patient-family relationships, integrated behavioral health, community-oriented primary care, and international family medicine. He is a past president of CFHA, and has been an active member of STFM. He and his wife, Deborah, raised their two children in Connecticut, and are now proud grandparents of two grandsons. His favorite activities are hiking, kayaking/canoeing, cycling, and cross-country skiing.