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Jesus Casida, PhD, MS, RN

Associate Professor
Jesus Casida
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Acute/Critical Care
  • Artificial Organs
  • Cardiovascular
  • Leadership/Organizational Culture
  • Transplant


Jessie Casida is nationally and internationally known for his work on the self-management of adults living with implantable artificial organs with current emphasis on left-ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Dr. Casida is inventor of the VADCare App—in clinical trial—which is designed to help patients stay on home care regimens and better manage LVADs and their overall health condition. He recently received the Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award to expand his work on LVAD self-management. Dr. Casida is also 2017 recipient of the Columbia University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni award, recognizing his leadership and impact on nursing education and cardiac nursing practice, innovative and groundbreaking research, and outstanding stewardship for the nursing profession.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Casida, J. M., Abshire, M., Widmar, B., Combs, P., Freeman, R., Baas, L. (2019) “Nurses' Competence Caring for Hospitalized Patients With Ventricular Assist Devices.” Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. doi: 10.1097/DCC.0000000000000332

    Casida, J. M., Wu, H. S., Abshire, M., Ghosh, B., & Yang, J. J. (2016). "Cognition and adherence are self-management factors predicting the quality of life of adults living with a left ventricular assist device." Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.08.023. [Epub ahead of print

    Casida, J. M., Wu, H. S., Harden, Carie, A. P., & Chern, J. (2015). "Evaluation of the psychometric properties of self-efficacy and adherence scales for caregivers of patients with a left-ventricular assist devices." Progress in Transplantation, 25(2), 116-123.

    Casida, J. M., Wu, H. S., Harden, J., Chern, J., & Carie, A. P. (2015). "Development and initial evaluation of the psychometric properties of self-efficacy and adherence scales for patients with a left ventricular assist device." Progress in Transplantation, 25(2), 110-115.

  • Awards/Honors
    • Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award, 2019
    • Columbia University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni, 2017
    • Mae Edna Doyle Teacher of the Year Award, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 2015
    • Outstanding Alumni, BU College of Nursing, 2013
    • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, 2009
    • Nursing Spectrum's Midwest Notable Nurses, 2009
    • National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association Nurse Scientist Stimulation Program Scholar, 2006
    • Lucille Pace Humanitarian Award, Babies Hospital Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1996