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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 interested in global health and has participated in various international projects in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Brazil.