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Dr. Jessica Planas

Assistant Professor of Nursing
o: NHS Rm 115
p: x2738


Current Research Interests

Dr. Alicea-Planas conducted her dissertation research on goal setting during primary care visits to assist Spanish speaking patients with chronic disease management. In rural Nicaragua she has worked with coffee farm workers and presented and published on various health promotion initiatives related to cardiovascular disease prevention. As the 2015-2017 recipient of Fairfield University’s Health Studies Scholars grant, she and Dr. Vasquez (Department of Economics) researched the water-health nexus in urban Nicaragua with a focus on the role of household behaviors.  She also aspires to establish collaborations and partnerships that facilitate the promotion of higher education among under-represented students. 


Courses Taught

  1. NS 112: Healthcare Delivery Systems
  2. NS 301: Health and Wellness
  3. NS 330: Public Health Nursing Clinical
  4. NS 330C: Comm Pub & Globl Hlth Clinical
  5. NS 399: Independent Study
  6. NS 605: Advanced Healthcare Policy

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