Dr. Felicia Hodge's research focuses on chronic health conditions, health beliefs and behaviors among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Current projects include cancer symptom management (pain, fatigue, function, depression), diabetes fatalism among the Plains tribes, smoking cessation, prevention and control and wellness beliefs and behaviors among California Indians. Hodge is the Director of the Center for American Indian/Indigenous Research and Education (CAIIRE).
Selected Cancer-Related Publications:
Hodge FS, Itty TL, Cadogan MP, Martinez F. "Weaving Balance into Life": Development and cultural adaptation of a cancer symptom management toolkit for Southwest American Indians. J Cancer Surviv. 2012 Jun;6(2):182-8. Epub 2011 Dec 11.
Hodge FS, Nandy K. Predictors of wellness and American Indians. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Aug;22(3):791-803.
Hodge F, Nandy K. Factors associated with American Indian cigarette smoking in rural settings. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 Apr;8(4):944-54. Epub 2011 Mar 30.
Hodge FS, Itty T, Cardoza B, Samuel-Nakamura C. HPV vaccine readiness among American Indian college students. Ethn Dis. 2011 Autumn;21(4):415-20.
Geishirt Cantrell BA, Hodge FS, Struthers R, Decora LH. The high incidence of cigarette smoking among American indians of the Northern Plains. J Cancer Educ. 2005; 20(1 Suppl): 97-100.