Jordan Yacoby, PhD

Director of Nursing

nursing program director
  • Campus:
    NYSCAS - New York School of Career and Applied Studies
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  • Phone:
    (212) 463-0400 x55261
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Dr. Yakoby’s journey in higher education and nursing education has led him from faculty to leadership roles as director of undergraduate nursing, interim dean of nursing, and now this leadership role at Touro University. This is an exciting time of growth for Touro and it is my privilege to lead the department in that journey of growth and adventure.


By background, Dr. Yakoby is a fellowship trained acute care nurse practitioner in neurocritical care. His clinical practice in the neuro ICU has been a most rewarding clinical path, and his work has also included significant time in the emergency department and general ICU settings both as a nurse practitioner and as a registered nurse. His academic training includes preparation at the master’s and doctoral level from Teachers College at Columbia University, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, State University of New York at New Paltz, and Georgia Southern University in Savannah, GA.


Dr. Yakoby is very involved in teaching, scholarship, and service to the nursing profession. He has the great honor of serving on the boards of directors of several organizations in the areas of anti-human trafficking (Freedom Network USA), sexual violence treatment and prevention (New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault), education (Chicago Collegiate Public Schools), health and research (Neurocritical Care Foundation), and as a panelist of a state government agency (New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Surrogate Decisions Making Committee). Outside of these endeavors, Dr. Yakoby spends a significant amount of time on scholarship, having recently published (and soon to publish) or disseminated conference presentations, several articles, book chapters, or continuing medical education courses on various critical care or health disparities topics. Dr. Yakoby’s work evaluation nursing education programs as an accreditation site evaluator with Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) will be tremendously useful in his work at Touro.


Dr. Yakoby seeks to inspire the next generation of nursing professionals to aim high in their careers for the benefit of countless patients.



Selected publications:

Mahanes, D., Stein, D., Rajajee, V., Human, T., & Yakoby, J. et al. (2023). Traumatic spinal cord injury: An evidence-based guideline from the Neurocritical Care Society. Neurocritical Care.

(Invited work).

Yakoby, J. (2023). Controversies in COVID-19: Diagnostic Evaluation and Management of Neuro-COVID. In N. Rezaei, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Coronavirus

disease 2019 (COVID-19): Lessons Learned (vol. 1318). New York: Springer. (Accepted).

Archibald, M., Head, R., Yakoby, J., Behrman, P. (2022). An Examination of Exposure and Vulnerability to Stress from Chronic Illness and Its Impact on Mental Health and Long-Term

Disability Among Non-Hispanic White, African American, and Latinx populations. In J. Kronenfeld, Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Health and Health Care Inequities,

Infectious Diseases and Social Factors (vol. 39). Bingley, West Yorkshire, UK: Emerald Publishing.

Archibald, M., Yakoby, J., Behrman, P. (2022). Racial-ethnic disparities in sources of substance use disorder treatment, access to treatment, socioeconomic correlates, and clinical features. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.

Yakoby, J. (2021). Invited Commentary: SARS-CoV-2 associated Guillain-Barre syndrome requires appropriate exclusion of possible differentials, Journal of Emergency Medicine, 61(6), 794-796.

Yakoby, J., Litvak, I., & Yu, E. (2021). Guillain-Barré Syndrome after Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 61(4), 67-70.