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Eight Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty to Become FAANs


June 27, 2019


Eight faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) have been selected for induction as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). The recognition sets aside nursing leaders as the most highly distinguished within the profession and honors outstanding accomplishments that have significantly impacted health care.

“This is one of the largest numbers of inductees we have had in a given year, and an indicator of the incredible caliber of faculty we have here at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing,” says JHSON Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “Their work, which covers the broadest spectrum of nursing’s influence and reach, is impacting communities across the world.”

Carmen Alvarez, PhD, CRNP, CNM, is a researcher who focuses on underserved Latina survivors of trauma and advancing evidence-based practices. She has made significant contributes to reducing health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities, and her policy and advocacy efforts focus on diversifying the nursing profession and increasing access to care. Her most recent work is on improving psychosocial well-being of immigrant Latina survivors of adverse childhood experiences.

Jessie Casida, PhD, RN, APN-C, 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 (LVAD). Casida is inventor of the VADCare App—still in clinical trial—designed to help patients with an LVAD learn how to maintain their device, stay on their home care regimen, and better manage their health condition. He recently received the Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award to expand his work on LVAD self-management. Casida was also 2017 recipient of the Columbia University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni award.