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Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

  • jgordon1@health.usf.edu
  • (813) 974-7536
  • MDN Building, Room 3034
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  • PhD, Nursing, University of South Florida, 2015
  • MS, Nursing, University of South Florida, 2007
  • BS, Nursing, University of Arizona, 2001

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health

Research Interests

  • Maternal-Child Health
  • Biobehavioral Methods
  • Infant-Family Mental Health
  • Dr. Gordon is currently studying the effects of skin-to-skin contact on maternal child attachment and stress, in addition to the association of the preterm infant gut microbiome on child development and behavioral outcomes at 2 and 4 years of age.


  • Latinos Award (University of South Florida Status of Latinos - 2018)
  • Innovative Chapter of the Year (American Psychiatric Nurses Association - 2018)
  • Oral Presentation Finalist (USF Health Annual Joseph Krzanowski, PhD, USF Health Invited Oral Presentations Session - 2016)
  • Rising Star Poster Presenter (Sigma Theta Tau International - 2014)
  • Dissertation (SNRS) Award Grant (Southern Nurse’s Research Society - 2014)
  • Oral Presentation Finalist (USF Health Vice President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - 2013)
  • Graduate Fellowship Award (USF College of Nursing - 2012)
  • Graduate Fellowship Award (USF College of Nursing - 2011)
  • Maternal-Child Health Leadership Academy (Sigma Theta Tau - 2008)
  • Clinical Nursing Excellence Award (St. Joseph’s Woman’s Hospital - 2003)
  • Zuber Endowed Scholarship of Nursing Award (University of Arizona, College of Nursing - 2000)
  • Deans Academic Award Scholarship (University of Arizona, College of Nursing - 1997)

Recent Publications

  • Gordon J, Proschold K, Harville C, Dutra S & Groer MA, Replicable Model of Recruitment for Longitudinal Research of Preterm Infants. Nursing Research. : Accepted Jan, 2019.
  • Gordon J. Basal Salivary Oxytocin and Skin to Skin Contact among Lactating Mothers with Premature Infants. Proquest Dissertation Database. , 2015.
  • Gordon J, Wyble L, & Groer M, Skin to Skin Contact and Salivary Oxytocin among Lactating Mothers of Premature Infants. Breastfeeding Medicine. : October Supplement Edition; 10(1): S-8, 2015.
  • Gordon J, An Evidence Based Approach for Supporting Parents Experiencing Chronic Sorrow. Pediatric Nursing. : Mar-Apr; 35(2):115-9, 2009.