Lalon M Kasuske


Captain, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
Ph.D in Nursing Science Program
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Research Informatics
Military Population Health
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PhD, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, USUHS
MBA, Albers School of Business & Economics, Seattle University
BSN, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID


Captain Lalon Kasuske is a native of Peerless, Montana and entered the Navy in 1994 via a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship. Captain Kasuske was commissioned in 1999 after graduating from Lewis-Clark State College with his baccalaureate degree in nursing. Dr. Kasuske earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Seattle University in 2007, graduating as a Beta Gamma Sigma scholar, and earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2017, graduating as a Jonas Foundation Scholar. Captain Kasuske’s previous commands include Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Hospital Bremerton, U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, Navy Medicine Information Systems Support Activity (NAVMISSA) in San Antonio, TX, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Captain Kasuske is a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association and has extensive experience in clinical informatics. He served as the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer for Naval Medical Forces Atlantic, the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at NAVMISSA, the Head of Data Quality at USNH Okinawa, and is PhD-prepared in clinical & research informatics. Captain Kasuske is currently stationed at the Uniformed Services University as PhD Faculty.

Personal: Dr. Kasuske is married to Angelia (Uhlenkott) Kasuske of Cottonwood, Idaho and has four children, Isaac, Andrew, Rebecca, and Veronica. He is an avid woodworker and fly fisherman and enjoys playing golf in his free time.

Awards: Captain Kasuske’s personal military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Additionally, his team was awarded the CAPT Joan Dooling Information Systems Team of the Year award in 2011 for leading deployment of the inpatient electronic health record to Navy Medicine.

Current Research Efforts and Interests: Dr. Kasuske established and leads a program of research focused on military population health that is currently supported by intramural and extramural research grants and includes multiple Tri-service and University partners. Dr. Kasuske’s research supports operational readiness through investigation of post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury, and suicide risk among active duty military with a research aim to identify at risk service members and return wounded, ill, or injured to an operationally ready status. Dr. Kasuske is a leading expert in the Navy on clinical informatics. He has presented at multiple national conferences on the use of electronic health record data, military population health, and advanced data analytics, including machine learning and data mining as research methodologies.