Jesus (Jessie) Casida, Ph.D., R.N.

Jessie Casida is an Assistant Professor at University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his MS in Critical Care Nursing from Columbia University and PhD in Health Sciences from Seton Hall University. His research and scholarship activities are anchored on his extensive clinical and leadership background in cardiac critical care. His goal is to establish a nursing and multidisciplinary care trajectory model for people living with life-sustaining technological assist devices such as mechanical hearts, grounded by a comprehensive knowledge of the interplay of persons’ bio-behavioral responses to the technology, self-care capabilities, family care givers’ and health care providers’ roles. The model will serve as an organizing framework for designing and testing interventions for improving health care utilizations, care satisfactions and quality of life outcomes of this vulnerable population. Dr. Casida teaches acute and critical care nursing courses in the undergraduate and acute care nurse practitioner programs, and guides graduate students with their scholarly work. He is also a volunteer mentor for students aspiring to become nurses. In addition to research and teaching activities, Dr. Casida serves as a research committee member for the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.