Jessica M. Gordon, PhD, has over 20 years of clinical, academic and research experience in nursing. Dr. Gordon is currently practicing as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Pediatrics of Tampa Bay.
Immediately after graduating with her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona she took to working with the high risk obstetric and neonatal infant population in Tampa, Florida. Shortly she obtained her masters degree in advanced pediatrics from the University of South Florida (USF). Then she pursued her PhD with a research focus in infant family mental health and ended with a post masters certificate in psychiatric nursing at John’s Hopkins University.
While her leadership potential has allowed her to serve on multiple local, state and national initiatives, Gordon has been recognized as a Finalist for the USF Health’s Vice President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Oral Presentation twice, and awarded both the USF College of Nursing Graduate Fellowship Award and Southern Nurse’s Research Society Dissertation Grant for her work measuring salivary oxytocin among mothers with premature infants.
Additional accomplishments of Dr. Gordon include being featured in USA Today, published in Pediatric Nursing and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing and selected as finalist of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Health Care Hero Award for her contributions to the health and wellness of women, infants and children in the Tampa Bay Area.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time camping with her husband and beautiful children, cooking Latin food from her birthplace of Puerto Rico, dancing, practicing yoga, and being creative.