Biography

*** Dr. Cassisi is not considering applicants as a major advisor for the program start date of August 2024. ***

Dr. Jeffrey E. Cassisi is a Professor and a member of the UCF Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program faculty. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1987 from the University of Florida. He is licensed in the States of Florida and North Carolina. He has published over 60 articles and chapters in the areas of psychophysiology, health psychology, neuropsychology, pain rehabilitation and psychology training issues. In addition, he has over 75 conference presentations in those areas as well. Dr. Cassisi has served as ad hoc reviewer for several journals and he serves on the editorial board of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Dr. Cassisi is a member of American Psychological Association. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in health psychology, cognitive assessment, and psychopathology. His current and future research priorities are to examine the influence of cultural factors in the practice of medicine and health psychology, and to combine his psychophysiological and multicultural interests into studies of pre-chronic and chronic diseases. Dr Cassisi has chaired or co-chaired 13  master’s theses and 30 Ph.D. dissertations. These professionals include: Kenneth Lofland, Ph.D., Northshore Integrative Healthcare and Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Christine Sheffer, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Oncology, Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; Buffalo, NY; Julie A Deisinger, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saint Xavier University, Chicago; and Ruth Elaine Graves, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Medicine, Community/Family Medicine, Howard University Hospital. Dr. Cassisi currently serves as the major professor for four Ph.D. students in the UCF Psychology Department.

Publications

NIH Bibliography

Minks, T., Cassisi, J. E., Lighthall, N. R., Proctor, M., & Mendelson, S. (2023). Impact of amputation of the upper limb and prostheses on perceptions of competence, warmth, and functional abilities. Rehabilitation Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/rep0000515 

Decker, V., King, C., Cassisi, J., & Tofthagen, C. (2023). Usability and Acceptability of a Videoconference Program for the Treatment of Depression in Adults With Peripheral Neuropathy. Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CINhttps://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000001008  

Ross, E. J., Cassisi, J. E., Joseph, D., Dunn, M. & Jex, S. (2022). Cross-lagged analyses between gastrointestinal symptoms, psychological distress, and disability in emerging adults. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Beinghttps://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12358

Becker, S. & Cassisi, J.E. (2021). The medical tattoo assistant: Guidelines for an emerging profession. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 148(5):875e-877e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000008475   

Becker, S. & Cassisi, J.E. (2021). Applications of medical tattooing: A systematic review of patient satisfaction outcomes and emerging trends. Aesthetic Surgery Journal: Open Forum. 3(3), https://doi.org/10.1093/asjof/ojab015