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Dr. Jessica Planas

Assistant Professor of Nursing
o: School of Nursing Rm 121
p: x2738


Jessica Alicea-Planas received her BSN and MSN degree from the University of Connecticut and her MPH from Southern Connecticut State University. She completed her PhD at the University of Connecticut- School of Nursing.   She has worked as a community health nurse in underserved areas for the last 15 years and is a certified health education specialist (CHES). Her primary area of interest encompasses Latino health disparities and the care of vulnerable populations with a focus on chronic disease management, health literacy and health education. She also is interested in global nursing and has participated in various service learning trips to the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Nicaragua.