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Felicia S. Hodge, Dr.P.H.
Felicia S. Hodge, Dr.P.H.


Professor, School of Nursing
Director, Center for American Indian/Indigenous Research and Education (CAIIRE)
Member, JCCC Healthy and At-Risk Populations Program Area

Contact Information:

(310) 267-2255

Scientific Interest(s):

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 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.

Hodge FS, Cantrell BG, Kim S. Health status and sociodemographic characteristics of the morbidly obese American Indians. Ethn Dis. 2011 Winter;21(1):52-7.

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.

Greengold B, Nyamathi A, Kominski G, Wiley D, Lewis MA, Hodge F, Singer M, Spiegel B. Cost-effectiveness analysis of behavioral interventions to improve vaccination compliance in homeless adults. Vaccine. 2009 Jan 29;27(5):718-25. Epub 2008 Nov 27